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Supporting Island families -, A free presentation will explore how staying healthy means more than just diet and exercise. All Islanders are invited to “Ensuring the Future Health of Our Children and Grandchildren…It Takes a Village,” on November 2 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Benevolent Irish Society...
PEI Influenza Summary 2014-2015 Season
PEI Influenza Summary for the 2016-2017 Season
The chief public health officer is aware of five lab-confirmed flu cases in Prince Edward Island, which is consistent with the sporadic, early season cases being seen in other provinces. Islanders are encouraged to get vaccinated early to protect themselves and their loved ones. Flu shots are...
The provincial government has launched an action plan to prevent overdoses and deaths to Prince Edward Island youth and adults caused by opioids. Opioid-related overdoses and deaths linked to potent opioids like fentanyl are increasing across much of Canada. The Prince Edward Island Action Plan to...
Rod MacDonald says he is glad that Prince Edward Island’s first responders now have a valuable tool to help people who have overdosed on dangerous opioid drugs. This fall, Island medical first responders, firefighters and police departments received kits containing naloxone – a medicine used to...
Why do adults need immunization?, Adults may need immunizations for a number of reasons including: to provide a booster against waning immunity, e.g. tetanus; to protect against diseases more common in adults, e.g. herpes zoster; to protect those who may be too young or too vulnerable to be...
Supporting Island families -, Starting this year, every person living in Prince Edward Island is eligible to receive a free flu shot. A flu shot is the best defense against getting Influenza, also known as “the flu" which affects the airways and lungs and is easily spread. There is no charge...
Annual Report for the Department of Health and Wellness for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013.