FREDERICTON (GNB) – New Brunswickers are encouraged to book their COVID-19 vaccine appointments now, as there are thousands of first and second dose Pfizer and Moderna appointments available across the province.

“We have gotten this far along our path to Green thanks to New Brunswickers who are doing their part by rolling up their sleeves and getting vaccinated with both doses,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health. “Access to vaccines has never been easier in our province than it is right now. If you haven’t had your first or second dose yet, go to a mobile or walk-in clinic or make an appointment as soon as possible.”

Vaccination clinics are taking place every day this week with appointments available in each region. New Brunswickers who have yet to be immunized with two doses of vaccine are encouraged to book an appointment through a participating pharmacy or at a Vitalité or Horizon health network clinic.

As of today, 61.7 per cent of New Brunswickers aged 12 and older are fully vaccinated and 81 per cent have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Thanks to an increased supply of vaccine, all New Brunswickers are eligible for their second dose 28 days after their first. If at the time of your first dose you were given an appointment with a longer interval, you can move your second dose up by contacting the pharmacy or by booking an appointment through a regional health authority 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 at the following locations:

  • La Salle du Citoyen, 4 St-Jean St., Kedgwick, today, Thursday, July 22, between noon and 6 p.m.
  • Middle Southampton Community Hall, 1782 Campbell Settlement Rd. (off Route 105), Southampton, today, 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.

One new case

Public Health reported one new case of COVID-19 today in Zone 3 (Fredericton region) of a person aged 60-69. The case is travel-related.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 2,347. Since yesterday, there have been no new recoveries. The total number of recoveries is 2,292. There have been 46 deaths and the number of active cases is eight. No one is hospitalized in New Brunswick. Since yesterday, 251 tests were conducted for a total of 375,743.

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.