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On this page:
- About COVID-19 vaccines
- General information about COVID-19 vaccines
- COVID-19 vaccines available in New Brunswick for individuals aged 12 and over
- COVID-19 vaccines available in New Brunswick for youth aged 5 to 11
- COVID-19 vaccine information for special populations
- Questions and answers about COVID-19 vaccines
- Videos about COVID-19 vaccines
New Brunswick's vaccine roll-out
Vaccine supply is distributed by the Government of Canada. New Brunswick receives an allocated number of doses of vaccine on a regular basis. This number has continued to increase since the initial vaccine roll out, and New Brunswick continues to monitor the federal approach to ensure that the rollout of vaccines is aligned with the most up-to-date guidance from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI).
Are you eligible?
Vaccine safety, development, and approval
Health Canada has a thorough approval process. A vaccine is only approved after an independent and thorough scientific review for safety, effectiveness and quality.
New Brunswick and the other provinces and territories are also monitoring vaccine safety on an ongoing basis.
In addition to the work being done in Canada, COVID-19 vaccines are being approved through separate but equally rigorous processes in other countries.
How the vaccine works
Vaccines work with your immune system, so your body will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed. The COVID-19 vaccine can reduce your risk of developing COVID-19 and make your symptoms milder if you do get it.
Achieving community immunity
The more people in our communities immunized against COVID-19, the harder it is for the virus to spread. This is why widespread vaccination is the best option to help protect you and the people around you, especially those at increased risk for severe illness. Community immunity will save lives and lead to the lifting of restrictions. New Brunswick now has a vaccine supply that is large enough to offer full protection to every eligible New Brunswicker.
Who we are working with
- Government of Canada
- Public Health Agency of Canada
- Horizon Health Network
- Vitalité Health Network
- Canadian Forces
- Regional Health Authorities
- New Brunswick Medical Society
- Nurses Association of New Brunswick
- New Brunswick Pharmacists’ Association
- New Brunswick College of Pharmacists
Thanks to worldwide collaboration, COVID-19 vaccines were developed quickly without compromising safety. Approved vaccines have met Health Canada’s strict standards. These vaccines are safe, effective and will save lives.
- Pre-vaccination info for children aged 5 to 11
- Vaccine aftercare for children aged 5 to 11
- Vaccines for children: COVID-19 – Health Canada.ca – information for parents
- C.A.R.D. (Comfort, Ask, Relax, Distract) - Helping your child with vaccine fear and anxiety
Information for pregnancy, fertility, bottle-feeding and breastfeeding individuals
- Information for pregnant and breastfeeding women/a>
- Do you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and pregnancy?
- Can the COVID-19 vaccines affect fertility?
- Individuals with autoimmune conditions and/or immunosuppression
- Declaration of eligibility for third dose of COVID-19 vaccine for select immunocompromised individuals
- Cancer and COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) | Canadian Cancer Society
- How do we know the COVID-19 vaccines are safe?
- Do COVID-19 vaccines have side effects?
- Are there any ingredients in the COVID-19 vaccines that I should be concerned about?
- Can I get a different vaccine for my second dose? Are there any possible side effects?
- Are COVID-19 vaccines considered Halal?
- Do the COVID-19 vaccines contain pork or pork products?
When deciding whether to get the vaccine, it’s important to separate myths from facts.
Myths and Facts PDF
- Myth: Vaccination means I don't need to follow Public Health Guidelines
- Myth: Researchers rushed the development of the COVID-19 vaccine
- Myth: I had the COVID-19 disease so I don't need the vaccine
- Myth: The COVID-19 vaccine was developed with or contains controversial substances
- Myth: Vaccines are not safe
- Myth: You can catch COVID-19 from the vaccine