P.E.I. long-term care residents receiving 3rd COVID vaccine this week – CBC

‘There is actually quite a bit of excitement’

Oct 28, 2021

Residents in P.E.I.’s long-term care facilities have begun receiving their third shots of the COVID-19 vaccine this week.

Last month, Canada’s vaccine advisory body recommended the third doses for seniors living in long-term care homes and other congregate-care settings. The recommendation does not apply to seniors living independently in the community.

The Mount received its vaccine doses for its 110 residents late last week and started administering them Monday.

“So far it’s going well. We’re into Day 3 of administering about 13 doses a day,” said Lindsay Dickieson, administrator at the Mount Continuing Care Community in Charlottetown.

“We’re just taking it day by day in small groups, just to see if there are any side effects with the vaccine with our residents.”

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-long-term-care-third-dose-rollout-1.6227507

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