FREDERICTON (GNB) – Public Health reported today that 76.3 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 85.2 per cent have received their first dose of a vaccine. There are five people hospitalized due to the virus, with four in an intensive care unit.

If you have not yet had your first or second dose, you are asked to go to a walk-in clinic or 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.

29 new recoveries and 16 new cases

Public Health reported 29 new recoveries and 16 new cases of COVID-19 today. The number of active cases is 112.

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

·         four people 20-29;

·         a person 30-39; and

·         a person 40-49.

Four cases are under investigation and two are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

The three new cases in Zone 3 (Fredericton region) are as follows:

·         a person 20-29;

·         a person 30-39; and

·         a person 40-49.

Two cases are travel related and one is under investigation.

The one new case in Zone 4 (Edmundston region) is a person 19 and under. This case is under investigation.

The two cases in Zone 5 (Campbellton region) are as follows:

·         a person 19 and under; and

·         a person 50-59.

Both cases are under investigation.

The two cases in Zone 6 (Bathurst region) are as follows:

·         a person 19 and under; and

·         a person 40-49.

Both cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

The two cases in Zone 7 (Miramichi region) are as follows:

·         a person 19 and under; and

·         a person 50-59.

One case is a contact of a previously confirmed case and one case is under investigation.

Additional information is available on the COVID-19 dashboard.

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.