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COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Wednesday, April 7

Some seasonal residents on P.E.I. are thrilled at the prospect of coming to the Island this summer without the need to self-isolate for 14 days — provided they have proof of vaccination — while others are hoping the exemption extends to people who don't own property but are coming home to visit family.

P.E.I. will start administering AstraZeneca vaccine again next week

Confederation Bridge is on track to get busier starting April 19. (Shane Hennessey/CBC)

Some seasonal residents on P.E.I. are thrilled at the prospect of coming to the Island this summer without the need to self-isolate for 14 days — provided they have proof of vaccination — while others are hoping the exemption extends to people who don't own property but are coming home to visit family.

P.E.I. Premier Dennis King says the Atlantic bubble is still on track to open April 19.

Dr. Trevor Jain of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital takes your questions on COVID-19, including on vaccine effectiveness, nasal swabs, and self-isolation.

Twelve pharmacies across P.E.I. are preparing to administer the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine for Islanders 55 and over next week.

Officials with Red Shores are buckling in for another spring and summer of harness racing under COVID-19 restrictions.

The Island has had 160 diagnosed cases of COVID-19, with no deaths or hospitalizations. There are eight active cases on the Island. 

Throughout the Atlantic region:

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These Islanders are currently eligible for a vaccine

  • People over 65.
  • People aged 60-64, with birthdays from January to September.
  • People 60-64 with certain specific serious underlying health conditions, and their primary caregivers.
  • People providing health care services to the public — including optometrists, pharmacists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists — and their support staff.
  • 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.

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Reminder about symptoms

The symptoms of COVID-19 can include:

  • Fever.
  • Cough or worsening of a previous cough.
  • Possible loss of taste and/or smell.
  • Sore throat.
  • New or worsening fatigue.
  • Headache.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Runny nose.

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