FREDERICTON (GNB) – Eligible New Brunswickers continue to book appointments for their first and second doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Currently, 76.5 per cent of New Brunswickers aged 12 and over have received their first dose, while 21.5 per cent are now fully vaccinated.

“I am incredibly proud of how quickly our vaccination rate has risen and continues to rise,” said Premier Blaine Higgs. “I encourage everyone to keep up the good work, as the best thing New Brunswickers can do is to get fully vaccinated as soon as they are able to do so.”

“We all want to reduce the risk of more cases of COVID-19 and the best and surest way to do this is by getting vaccinated,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health. “If you have not booked an appointment, please do so as soon as you can. Vaccination is the Path to Green.”

All eligible New Brunswickers can book their second dose appointments if at least 28 days has passed since their first dose.

New Brunswickers who received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine are being encouraged to book an appointment for their second dose through a participating pharmacy or at a Vitalité or Horizon health network clinic.

To receive their second dose, New Brunswickers are asked to bring a signed consent form, their Medicare card and a copy of the record of immunization provided after receiving their first dose.

Appointments for people who have not yet received their first dose continue to be available to all New Brunswickers aged 12 and older at regional health authority clinics and through participating pharmacies.

One new case

Public Health is reporting one new case of COVID-19 today of a person aged 90 and over in Zone 6 (Bathurst region). The case is a contact of a previously confirmed case.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 2,320. Since yesterday, seven people have recovered for a total of 2,231 recoveries. There have been 45 deaths, and the number of active cases is 43. Five patients are hospitalized in New Brunswick, including two in an intensive care unit. Yesterday, 464 tests were conducted for a total of 358,608.

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.