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80% of eligible P.E.I. residents now have at least 1 COVID-19 vaccine shot

Prince Edward Island is marking an important milestone Thursday, confirming 80.1 per cent of people over the age of 12 have now received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Total number of doses administered stands at 136,472

The total number of doses administered on P.E.I. has reached 136,472. As of Wednesday, 112,679 people had received their first dose with 23,793 more having received two doses. (Tyson Koschik/CBC)

Prince Edward Island is marking an important milestone Thursday, confirming 80.1 per cent of people over the age of 12 have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The data is up to date as of Wednesday, June 23. 

The total number of doses administered has reached 136,472, in the province of 160,000 people. So far, 112,679 people have received their first dose, with 23,793 having received two doses.

Earlier in June, the province said an additional 29,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine would likely help it attain the 80-per-cent target earlier than the expected date of June 27.

P.E.I. is intending to open its borders to residents of the other Atlantic provinces this Sunday, with people able to prove they have received at least one dose at least 21 days prior to arrival not having to isolate.  

Prince Edward Island has not reported a new case of COVID-19 since June 3, and there are no active cases on the Island. 

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