FREDERICTON (GNB) – People under 40 still trail all other age groups in getting first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. The vast majority of COVID-19 infections are from unvaccinated individuals in this age group.

“With less than 60 per cent of New Brunswickers under 40 years of age fully vaccinated,  Public Health is encouraging those under 40 who have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days ago, and have not yet booked their second, to do so as soon as possible,” said Dr. Cristin Muecke, deputy chief medical officer of health.

As of today, 71.5 per cent of New Brunswickers aged 12 and older are fully vaccinated and 83.4 per cent have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

If you have not yet had your first or second dose, you are asked to go to a walk-in clinic or to book an appointment through a participating pharmacy or at a Vitalité or Horizon health network clinic as soon as possible.

All eligible New Brunswickers can book their second-dose appointments now for a date that is at least 28 days after their first dose. 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.

13 new cases

Public Health is reporting 13 new cases of COVID-19 today.

The 12 new cases in Zone 1 (Moncton region) are as follows:

  • five people 19 and under;
  • two people 20-29;
  • two people 30-39;
  • an individual 50-59;
  • an individual 60-69; and
  • an individual 80-89.

Eight of the cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases and four are under investigation.

The one case in Zone 6 (Bathurst region) is an individual 40-49. This case is a contact of a previously confirmed case

One individual is hospitalized in New Brunswick due to COVID-19.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 2,543. There have been eight recoveries since Monday for a total of 2,386 recoveries. There have been 46 deaths and the number of active cases is 110. A total of 1,408 tests were conducted Monday for a total of 394,488.

Potential public exposures

Anyone with symptoms of the virus, as well as anyone who has been at the site of a possible public exposure, is urged to request a test online or call Tele-Care 811 to get an appointment.