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P.E.I. residents urged to keep vaccinations up to date

About 125,000 people received a flu shot last year through the province’s publicly funded vaccination program.
Island residents are being reminded to keep their vaccinations up to date. - 123RF Stock Photo

P.E.I.’s Chief Public Health Officer is urging Islanders to ensure their immunizations are all up to date as it is the best way to safeguard themselves and those around them.

Dr. Heather Morrison said deciding to be vaccinated is one of the most important decisions individuals can make to protect their health.

“Immunization remains one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. By keeping up-to-date with vaccines, Islanders can stay healthy and also protect vulnerable people, both young and old, in our communities.”

National Immunization Awareness Week runs April 20-27 to recognize the important role vaccines play in preserving and protecting public health. Immunizations are provided throughout all stages of life.

The World Health Organization estimates that immunization prevents between 2-3 million deaths every year. It is one of the most successful and cost-effective public health interventions in the last 50 years.

Islanders are encouraged to:

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