FREDERICTON (GNB) – More than 40 per cent of New Brunswickers aged 12 and older are now fully vaccinated.

As of today, 40.3 per cent of those eligible are fully vaccinated and 78.4 per cent have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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.

To receive a 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.

Mobile vaccination clinics

The provincial government is launching a series of mobile clinics for New Brunswickers who have not yet received their first or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

“Getting vaccinated is the most effective way to protect you and your loved ones from COVID-19 and its variants,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health. “Unvaccinated people are at the highest risk of contracting the virus. That is why we are finding more opportunities for vaccination in communities throughout the province.”

The Department of Health is working with Extra-Mural/Ambulance New Brunswick and partners from local government and the business community to organize these mobile vaccination clinics. The clinics will provide walk-in service, with no appointment or scheduling required ahead of time. They are intended to bridge gaps in accessibility and convenience.

The first clinics will take place this week at the following locations:

  • Club d'âge d'or de Grande-Anse, 61 de la Tourbe Ave., Grande-Anse, on Tuesday, July 6 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Centre des loisirs de Paquetville, 1086 du Parc St., Paquetville, on Wednesday, July 7 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Saint Andrews Town Hall parking lot, 212 Water St., Saint Andrews, on Thursday, July 8 between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Bowlarama, 2020 St. Peter Ave., Bathurst, on Thursday, July 8 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Fundy Arena, 6 Arena St., Blacks Harbour, on Friday, July 9 between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Bowlarama, 476 Gauvin Rd., Dieppe, on Saturday, July 10 between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

People attending a mobile vaccination clinic are asked to bring their Medicare card, a record of vaccination if receiving their second dose and a signed consent form. These clinics will be administering the Moderna vaccine, which can be used safely and effectively as either a first or second dose. Even if you received a different vaccine as your first dose, you can still receive Moderna for your second dose due to the interchangeability of COVID-19 vaccines.

One new case

Public Health reported one new case of COVID-19 today.

The one case in Zone 3 (Fredericton region) is an individual 20-29. This case is related to travel.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 2,338. Since yesterday, there have been four new recoveries for a total of 2,273 recoveries. There have been 46 deaths and the number of active cases is 18. Four patients are hospitalized in New Brunswick. Since yesterday, 461 tests were conducted for a total of 365,059.

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.