FREDERICTON (GNB) – Almost one third, or 30.2 per cent, of New Brunswickers aged 12 and older are fully vaccinated.

The number of first doses administered also continues to increase. To date, 77.5 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 case in Zone 1 (Moncton region) is an individual 50-59 and is under investigation.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 2,326. Since yesterday, there have been no new recoveries so the total remains at 2,254 recoveries. There have been 45 deaths, and the number of active cases is 26. Four patients are hospitalized in New Brunswick, including one in an intensive care unit. Yesterday, 431 tests were conducted for a total of 361,476.

COVID-19 updates on weekends and holidays

News releases regarding COVID-19 cases and vaccination rates will no longer be regularly posted on weekends or holidays. However, updates on the number of cases, vaccination rates and certain other information will continue to be available seven days a week on the COVID-19 dashboard.

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.