COVID-19 Vaccine - Reporting Side-Effects

Provided by: COVID-19: Health

Service Description

Individuals should report any serious side-effects or reactions (adverse events) after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.

If the following symptoms are experienced, they are a sign of an allergic reaction
CALL 9-1-1 right away:
  • Hives (bumps on the skin that are often very itchy)
  • Swelling of the face, tongue or throat
  • Difficulty breathing such as coughing or shortness of breath

For a list of normal side-effects from the COVID-19 vaccine:

Information about the AstraZeneca vaccine:

To report side effects, contact the location where you received the vaccine. They will complete and submit a report to Public Health. If unable to do so, contact one of the following to report side effects:

COVID-19 Information Line: 1-800-958-6400
Public Health Nursing:
  • Alberton: 902-853-8601
  • Charlottetown: 902-368-4530
  • Kensington: 902-888-8160
  • O'Leary: 902-859-8720
  • Montague: 902-838-0762
  • Souris: 902-687-7049
  • Summerside: 902-888-8160
  • Tignish: 902-882-7366
  • Tyne Valley: 902-854-7259
  • Wellington: 902-854-7259


Open to all
No fees
How to Access:
Contact location of vaccination * Call the COVID-19 Information Line or the closest Public Health Nursing Unit if not successful in reporting side effects to the location of vaccination
Documents Required:
A form will be completed by the person answering your call
Program Hours:
COVID-19 Information Line: 24/7 message service * Public Health Nursing: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
English * French
Coverage Area:
Prince Edward Island

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