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74.1 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers fully vaccinated / three hospitalizations

FREDERICTON (GNB) – The number of eligible New Brunswickers fully vaccinated against COVID-19 continues to climb, surpassing 74 per cent. There are still three hospitalizations in the province due to the virus.

As of today, 74.1 per cent of New Brunswickers age 12 and older are fully vaccinated and 83.9 per cent have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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 now for a date that is at least 28 days after their first dose. 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.

10 new cases and 13 recoveries

Public Health reported 10 new cases of COVID-19 today.

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

  • a person 19 and under;
  • a person 30-39;
  • a person 40-49; and
  • a person 50-59.

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

The two cases in Zone 2 (Saint John region) are as follows:

  • a person 30-39; and
  • a person 40-49.

One case is a contact of a previously confirmed case and one is travel-related.

The one case in Zone 3 (Fredericton region) is a person 50-59 who was a contact of a previously confirmed case.

The two cases in Zone 6 (Bathurst region) are two people 20-29 and are both contacts of previously confirmed cases.

The one case in Zone 7 (Miramichi region) is a person 50-59 and the case is under investigation.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 2,697. There have been 13 recoveries since Aug. 24 for a total of 2,486 recoveries. There have been 46 deaths and the number of active cases is 164. Three patients are hospitalized in New Brunswick. A total of 1,129 tests were conducted since Aug. 24 for a total of 402,660.

Vaccination clinics

Walk-in and mobile vaccination clinics for those who have not yet received their first or second dose are taking place this week. All will offer the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which is suitable for people 12 and older and which can be used safely and effectively as either a first or second dose.

Walk-in clinics available today areas follows:

  • Saint John, Exhibition Park, 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Shediac, Public Health Office, 3:15 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Walk-in clinics available Thursday, Aug. 26, are as follows:

  • Sackville, Tantramar Veterans Memorial Civic Centre, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saint-Quentin, Auberge Évasion de Rêves, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Bathurst, K.C. Irving Regional Centre, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Shippagan, Public Health Office, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Saint John, Exhibition Park, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

A mobile clinic is taking place on Friday, Aug. 27, at Parlee Beach in Shediac between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Extra-Mural/Ambulance New Brunswick is conducting this clinic.

Another mobile clinic is taking place on Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Blackville Village Hall from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Those attending any of these clinics are asked to bring their Medicare card, a record of vaccination if receiving their second dose, and a signed consent form.

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

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.

25-08-21  

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