FREDERICTON (GNB) – New Brunswickers showed up in large numbers on Saturday, marking another record-breaking day. There were 14,938 doses administered across the province, which is the highest ever on a Saturday since the vaccine campaign began.

Over the past week, more than 82,000 first and second doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered across the province, which is the highest seven-day rolling average to date. Of those, more than 73,000 were second doses, which is also the highest seven-day rolling average so far.

Currently, 29.3 per cent of New Brunswickers aged 12 and older are fully vaccinated. The number of first doses administered also continues to increase. To date, 77.4 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers have received their first dose. 

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 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.

The one case in Zone 4 (Edmundston region) is an individual 20-29. This case is related to travel.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 2,325. Since yesterday, nine people have recovered for a total of 2,254 recoveries. There have been 45 deaths, and the number of active cases is 25. Four patients are hospitalized in New Brunswick, including one in an intensive care unit. Yesterday, 635 tests were conducted for a total of 361,045.

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.