On Friday, another COVID-19 case has been reported on P.E.I., and the day before that two more were reported as well. Right now, P.E.I. has 10 active cases of COVID-19, and in the last year or so, there have been 186 cases reported. Fortunately, nobody on P.E.I. died because of the pandemic so far.
P.E.I. officials have released a sort of reminder for the public. It explains who is eligible for the vaccine and what the symptoms of COVID-19 are. These symptoms are:
- Cough or worsening of a previous cough.
- Possible loss of taste and/or smell.
- Sore throat.
- New or worsening fatigue.
- Shortness of breath.
- Runny nose.
As for the vaccine, these are persons eligible for taking a shot:
- People over 30.
- Islanders over 16 with underlying medical conditions, and all eligible members of their household.
- Pregnant Islanders.
- Front-line workers over 16 who interact with the public and cannot work virtually.
- People providing health-care services to the public — including optometrists, pharmacists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists — and their support staff.
- Health-care workers not on the front line needed to maintain healthcare system capacity
- Firefighters, police officers, power-line workers.
- Residents and staff of long-term care homes.
- Adults living in Indigenous communities.
- Residents and staff of shared living facilities.
- Truck drivers and other rotational workers.