More than 50 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers vaccinated / mobile vaccination clinics / online immunization records12 July 2021
FREDERICTON (GNB) – As of today, 51 per cent of New Brunswickers aged 12 and older are fully vaccinated and 79.6 per cent have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
All eligible New Brunswickers can book their second dose appointments now for a date that is at least 28 days after their first dose. They are encouraged to book an appointment through a participating pharmacy or at a Vitalité or Horizon health network clinic.
To receive a second dose, bring a signed consent form, your Medicare card and a copy of the record of immunization provided after receiving your first dose.
Appointments for people who have not yet received their first dose continue to be available at regional health authority clinics and through participating pharmacies.
If you have an appointment for a vaccine but were able to get vaccinated sooner elsewhere, please be sure to contact your pharmacy or regional health authority clinic to cancel the appointment you no longer need. This will help ensure that someone else in your community can obtain their vaccination sooner.
Mobile vaccination clinics
The provincial government has launched a series of mobile clinics for those who have not yet received their first or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
The Department of Health is working with Extra-Mural/Ambulance New Brunswick and partners from local government and the business community to organize these mobile vaccination clinics. The clinics provide walk-in service. They are intended to bridge gaps in accessibility and convenience.
Clinics are taking place this week at the following locations:
- Kinsmen Club, 141 School St., Fredericton, today, Monday, July 12, between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
- Marysville Walk-in Clinic, 231 Canada St., Fredericton on Tuesday, July 13, between noon and 6 p.m.
- Kiwanis Community Centre, 47 Legion St., Hillsborough, Tuesday, July 13, between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
- River Valley Civic Centre, 11 School St., Perth-Andover, Thursday, July 15, between noon and 6 p.m.
- Dorchester Veterans Community Hall, 4955 Main St., Dorchester, Thursday, July 15, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
- Tobique Lions Community Centre, 61 Everett Ln., Plaster Rock, Friday, July 16, between 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
- Salisbury Baptist Church, 3128 Main St., Salisbury, Friday, July 16, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
People attending a mobile vaccination clinic are asked to bring their Medicare card, a record of vaccination if receiving their second dose and a signed consent form. These clinics will be administering the Moderna vaccine, which can be used safely and effectively as either a first or second dose. Even if you received a different vaccine as your first dose, you can still receive Moderna for your second dose due to the interchangeability of COVID-19 vaccines.
Online immunization records
The Department of Health is working to provide New Brunswickers with online access to details about their COVID-19 vaccination. This information will be accessible through the MyHealthNB portal, much like the way individual COVID-19 screening test results are provided.
Online COVID-19 immunization records are not yet available but are expected to be accessible by the end of July.
Starting today, people attending vaccination appointments will receive instructions to register for a MyHealthNB account. If you have already been vaccinated and do not have a MyHealthNB account, more details on the registration process will be provided in the coming weeks.
New Brunswickers are reminded to keep the paper record of immunization form provided following vaccination as their official proof of vaccination. Store it in a safe place, keep a copy and take a picture of it.
No new cases
Public Health reported no new cases of COVID-19 today.
The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 2,336. Since yesterday, there has been one new recovery for a total of 2,284 recoveries. There have been 46 deaths and the number of active cases is five. One patient is hospitalized in New Brunswick. Since yesterday, 675 tests were conducted for a total of 369,164.
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