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The Chief Public Health Office (CPHO) is a division within the government of Prince Edward Island’s Department of Health and Wellness. The CPHO’s strategic plan for 2016-2018 highlights the division’s public health priorities over the next two years as they contribute towards achieving our common...
This document presents the 2016 summary results of the Provincial Infection Prevention and Control Program's Surveillance Data.
This report describes PEI’s Childhood Immunization Program (children under 18 years of age) and presents children’s immunization rates at three critical points in time: by two years; prior to Grade 1 entry; and school-based immunization.
Diphtheria, is caused by bacteria that infect the nose and throat. These bacteria release a poison that may cause breathing problems due to the throat closing over as a result of a grayish membrane developing. In addition, heart failure and paralysis may occur. The bacteria which causes diphtheria...
Any accommodation you provide for seasonal agricultural workers must meet provincial environmental health and safety requirements, i.e. kept in good repair, in a clean and sanitary condition, and free from vermin and rodent infestation. The federal government requires a provincial inspection report...
Applicants for temporary workers must request an inspection of accommodations being proposed for incoming workers. And, the accommodations for workers must be approved before the application for workers can be approved. The request for inspection form is attached.
If you plan to provide housing for any seasonal agricultural workers you hire, you must get your accommodations inspected through provincial Environmental Health. Any accommodation you provide must meet environmental health and safety requirements before the federal government will process your...
It is against the law to smoke in a public place or work place in PEI. Also, smoking is not permitted in any vehicle while a child under age 19 years is present, even if a window, door, sunroof or roof is open and allows fresh air into the vehicle. For more information, refer directly to the Smoke...
A bite from any animal can be serious and should be examined by a health professional. Prompt treatment can help to prevent infection or more serious illness. A wound should be thoroughly washed and flushed with running water and then an antiseptic can be applied., Should I report an animal bite?,...
You must have a, class 3A, or, class 3B, food premises licence to provide food service from a booth, structure or mobile unit at a temporary event such as a community fair or concert, exhibition or other organized event lasting ten consecutive days or less. You must apply for the licence at least,...