FREDERICTON (GNB) – As of today, 74.5 per cent of New Brunswickers aged 12 and older are fully vaccinated and 84.1 per cent have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Three people with the virus remain in hospital.

If you have not yet had your first or second dose, you are asked to go to a walk-in clinic or to book an appointment through a participating pharmacy or at a Vitalité or Horizon health network clinic as soon as possible.

All eligible New Brunswickers can book their second-dose appointments for a date that is at least 28 days after their first dose.

Those attending a vaccination clinic are asked to bring their Medicare card, a signed consent form and, for those receiving their second dose, a copy of the record of immunization provided after receiving their first dose.

A list of upcoming mobile and walk-in clinics is available online.

New cases

Public Health reported 16 new cases of COVID-19 today. Of the new cases, 94 per cent are not fully vaccinated. Since July 1, 351 of the province’s 389 cases – or 90 per cent – were not considered fully vaccinated.

The 11 new cases in Zone 1 (Moncton region) are as follows:

  • two people 19 and under;
  • a person 20-29;
  • two people 30-39;
  • two people 40-49;
  • two people 50-59;
  • a person 60-69; and
  • a person 70-79.

Six cases are contacts of a previously confirmed case, one is travel-related and four are under investigation.

The one case in Zone 2 (Saint John region) is a person 20-29 and the case is under investigation.

The one case in Zone 3 (Fredericton region) is a person 30-39 and the case is travel-related.

The three cases in Zone 4 (Edmundston region) are as follows:

  • two people 19 and under; and
  • a person 40-49.

One case is travel-related and two are under investigation.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 2,721. There have been 13 recoveries since Aug. 26 for a total of 2,514 recoveries. There have been 46 deaths and the number of active cases is 160. A total of 1,425 tests were conducted since Aug. 26 for a total of 406,176.

Potential public exposures

Anyone with symptoms of the virus, as well as anyone who has been at the site of a possible public exposure, is urged to request a test online or call Tele-Care 811 to get an appointment.