FREDERICTON (GNB) – New Brunswickers between the ages of six months and five years are now eligible to receive a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Parents are encouraged to book an appointment for children in this age group to help slow the spread of the virus and reduce severe effects for those most at risk.

The Moderna vaccine was already available to children in this age group.

“Public Health continues to strongly recommend New Brunswickers stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines. This includes having young children get their initial vaccines and everyone else getting a booster when they are eligible,” said Dr. Yves Leger, acting chief medical officer of health. “This is especially important as we move indoors during the winter months and respiratory illnesses, such as COVID-19, are expected to rise.”

Booster doses are available to everyone five years and older, as long as five months have passed since their last dose or COVID-19 infection, whichever is more recent.  

Clinics continue to be offered by Public Health across the province and at participating pharmacies. More information on clinic locations is available online or by calling 1-833-437-1424.

To see which COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for adults or children, residents may refer to the SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines (COVID-19) information sheet.

For those with questions, immunization providers will also help to clarify which vaccine is recommended.