FREDERICTON (GNB) – More than 12,900 second doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered on Tuesday, June 29. As a result, 33.6 per cent of New Brunswickers aged 12 and older are now fully vaccinated.

“In the past week, our province has repeatedly broken records for the number of appointments booked in a day, the number of vaccines administered, and the number of people vaccinated in one week,” said Health Minister Dorothy Shephard. “I thank everyone who has been vaccinated so far, as well as all those who have appointments coming up in the days and weeks ahead.”

“If we can keep up our current pace, we will reach our goal of having 75 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the beginning of August,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health. “I want to take a moment to recognize every New Brunswicker who has rolled up their sleeve, as well as the Horizon and Vitalité health networks, participating pharmacies across the province, and all the health-care providers who are working tirelessly to keep our vaccination effort moving forward.”

The number of first doses administered also continues to increase. To date, 77.8 per cent of eligible residents 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. They are encouraged to book an appointment for their second dose through a participating pharmacy or at a Vitalité or Horizon health network clinic.

When receiving your second dose, bring a signed consent form, your Medicare card and a copy of the record of immunization provided after receiving your first dose.

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

Three new cases

Public Health reported three new cases of COVID-19 today.

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

  • an individual 30-39; and
  • an individual 50-59.

One case is related to travel and the other case is a contact of previously confirmed case.

The one case in Zone 3 (Fredericton region) is an individual 40-49. The case is related to travel.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 2,332. Since yesterday, four people have recovered for a total of 2,262 recoveries. There have been 45 deaths, and the number of active cases is 24. Four patients are hospitalized in New Brunswick. Yesterday, 658 tests were conducted for a total of 362,635.

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.