FREDERICTON (GNB) – As of today, 56.9 per cent of New Brunswickers aged 12 and older are fully vaccinated and 80.3 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.

Two cases related to travel

Public Health reported two cases of COVID-19 today.

The two cases in Zone 1 (Moncton region) are as follows:

  • an individual 20-29; and
  • an individual 40-49.

Both cases are related to travel.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 2,345. Since yesterday, there have been two new recoveries for a total of 2,290 recoveries. There have been 46 deaths and the number of active cases is eight. No one is hospitalized in New Brunswick. Since yesterday, 713 tests were conducted for a total of 372,206.

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 today and next week at the following locations:

  • Tobique Lions Community Centre, 61 Everett Ln., Plaster Rock, today, Friday, July 16, between 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Salisbury Baptist Church, 3128 Main St., Salisbury, today, Friday, July 16, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Bowlarama, 248 Lancaster Ave., Saint John, on Monday, July 19, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Community Hall, 1412 Tobique Rd., Drummond, on Monday, July 19 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Saint-Francois-d’Assise, 678 Rue Prinicipale, Clair, on Tuesday, July 20 between noon and 6 p.m.
  • Recreation Centre, 38 Mill Rd., Village of Gagetown, on Wednesday, July 21 between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Municipal Hall, 75 Rue Prinicipale, St-Anne-de-Madawaska, on Wednesday, July 21 between noon and 6 p.m.
  • La Salle du Citoyen, 4 St-Jean St., Kedgwick, on Thursday, July 22 between noon and 6 p.m.
  • Middle Southampton Community Hall, 1782 Route 105, Southampton, on Thursday July 22 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Four Seasons Complex, 2551 Route 111, St. Martins, on Friday, July 23 between noon and 5 p.m.
  • Ambulance New Brunswick station, 523 St-Jean St. Unit A, Saint-Léonard, on Friday, July 23 between noon and 6 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. A list of upcoming mobile and walk-in clinics is available online.

Travel requirements

Travellers returning to or coming to New Brunswick from outside Canada must follow both provincial requirements for people entering New Brunswick as well as the federal government’s requirements for people entering Canada.

Similarly, New Brunswickers travelling to another province, territory or country must follow the requirements of that jurisdiction.

More information about requirements for travelling to New Brunswick and travelling outside of the province is available online.

Reminder of Yellow level

All zones are in the Yellow level under the province’s mandatory order. New Brunswick is in Phase 2 on the path to Green.