FREDERICTON (GNB) – A number of vaccination clinics are being held across New Brunswick for those who wish to receive their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The full list of locations, including dates and times, is available online.

Public Health reported that 68.5 per cent of New Brunswickers aged 12 and older have received a first dose as of yesterday. There were 7,850 first doses reported to have been administered yesterday.

An average of 14,800 people need to be vaccinated per day with their first dose over the next three days to reach the 75 per cent mark, the amount required to begin loosening pandemic restrictions under the province’s Path to Green.

Interested individuals can go to a walk-in clinic or make an appointment online through Vitalité or Horizon Health Network clinics or by contacting a participating pharmacy.

“We are calling on all New Brunswickers to help us reach this goal. Please take time this weekend to get your first shot,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health. “We know that people will want to spend time outdoors with the warm weather, but it is important that people get vaccinated now so we can gather together in the future.”

Questionnaire for residents vaccinated out of province

Residents of New Brunswick who have returned to the province and registered with the New Brunswick Travel Registration program will receive an email from Public Health within the next 24 hours and will be invited to voluntarily complete a questionnaire confirming whether they have received a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine while outside the province. This will support the province’s effort to ensure 75 per cent of people 12 and older have their first dose of the vaccine.

If you have not been contacted, please reach out to your local Public Health office. Contact information can be found online.

Nine new cases

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

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

  • an individual 19 and under;
  • an individual 50-59; and
  • an individual 60-69.

Of these, one case is a contact of previously confirmed case and two cases are under investigation.

The four cases in Zone 3 (Fredericton region) are as follows:

  • two people 40-49;
  • an individual 50-59; and
  • an individual 70-79.

Of these, two cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases and two cases are under investigation.

The two cases in Zone 6 (Bathurst region) are as follows:

  • an individual 20-29; and
  • an individual 90 and over.

Both are contacts of a previous case.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 2,262. Since yesterday, seven people have recovered for a total of 2,068 recoveries. There have been 44 deaths, and the number of active cases is 149. Five patients in total are hospitalized. Four patients are hospitalized in New Brunswick, including one in an intensive care unit. One patient is hospitalized out of province in an intensive care unit. Yesterday, 1,337 tests were conducted for a total of 342,212.

COVID-19 testing in Nackawic

A temporary outdoor, appointment-only COVID-19 testing clinic has been set up in the parking lot of the Nackawic Health Centre in response to recent possible public exposures in the area.  

The testing clinic will operate from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday, June 6.

Anyone with symptoms of the virus, as well as anyone who has been at the site of a possible public exposure in the region is urged to request a test online or call Tele-Care 811 to get an appointment. When requesting a test online, please select “Nackawic” as your preferred site. When you are called for an appointment, indicate that you wish to be tested at the temporary site in Nackawic.

Path to Green update

A news conference will be held on Monday, June 7, to report on the progress on reaching the goal of 75 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers having received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and to indicate if the province will be able to enter the first phase of the Path to Green.

Reminder of Yellow level

All zones are in the Yellow level under the province’s mandatory order.