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85 new cases / 17 new cases in Miramichi Region

FREDERICTON (GNB) – Public Health has reported that, since they became available on Tuesday, more than 10,000 appointments have been booked for children aged five to 11 to receive their first dose of the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine.

Due to the high demand for these appointments, additional clinics for children are being held in Zone 1 (Moncton region) and Zone 3 (Fredericton region). Clinics will be added in other areas as necessary.

Pharmacies will also play a role in dispensing doses of the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine. Information on booking appointments at participating locations will be available soon.

Vaccination update

Public Health reported today that 88 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers over 12 years of age are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 93.6 per cent have received their first dose.

Health-care personnel – including those working in long-term care facilities – and residents of First Nations communities can book an appointment to receive an mRNA COVID-19 booster dose if six months have passed since their second dose. They must bring their proof of vaccination, i.e. immunization record, to their appointment.

People 65 and older and school personnel are permitted to book an appointment to receive a booster dose if six months have passed since their second dose.

Fully vaccinated people who have received one or two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine are permitted to book an appointment to receive an mRNA booster dose if 28 days have passed since their second dose.

International travellers with mixed first two doses of vaccine products are eligible to book an appointment to receive an mRNA booster dose. This applies to anyone who must travel outside of North America for work, education or medical procedures. This mRNA booster dose will be available as long as 28 days have passed since their previous dose.

A detailed list of those eligible for a booster dose is available online.

Appointments for first and second doses, as well as a booster dose for those eligible, can be scheduled for a regional health authority community COVID-19 vaccination clinic through the online booking system or at a participating pharmacy. Residents of First Nations communities can also book an appointment at a community clinic.

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

79 recoveries and 85 new cases

Public Health reported today that 79 people have recovered from COVID-19 and there are 85 new cases of the virus, with the number of active cases at 793.

There are 16 people in intensive care and another 45 in hospital for a total of 61 people hospitalized. Of the 61, two are patients at the Saint John Regional Hospital, where Horizon Health Network declared an outbreak Friday in the orthopedic surgery and internal medicine units. There is one person under 19 currently hospitalized.

The rate of people hospitalized and in ICU, as well as new cases, continues to most greatly impact people who are unvaccinated. Information about the rates of cases and hospitalizations based on vaccination status is available on the COVID-19 dashboard.

“Although not detected yet in Canada, the news about the Omicron variant of concern is a reminder about how important it is to follow public health measures,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health. “They are small things for each of us to do – like distancing, wearing a mask, washing our hands, staying home when sick and getting vaccinated – but collectively they make a huge difference.”

Regional breakdown of new cases

The 29 new cases in Zone 1 (Moncton region) are as follows:

•           nine people 19 and under;

•           three people 20-29;

•           six people 30-39;

•           three people 40-49;

•           four people 50-59;

•           a person 60-69;

•           a person 70-79; and

•           two people 80-89.

Eighteen cases are under investigation and 11 are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

The 22 new cases in Zone 2 (Saint John region) are as follows:

•           four people 19 and under;

•           five people 20-29;

•           two people 30-39;

•           three people 40-49;

•           three people 50-59;

•           two people 60-69; and

•           three people 70-79.

Eight cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases and 14 are under investigation.

The 12 new cases in Zone 3 (Fredericton region) are as follows:

•           three people 20-29;

•           four people 40-49;

•           a person 50-59;

•           a person 60-69;

•           a person 70-79; and

•           two people 90 and over.

Eight cases are under investigation and four are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

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

•           a person 20-29; and

•           a person 50-59.

Both are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

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

•           a person 19 and under; and

•           two people 20-29.

The three cases are under investigation.

The 17 new cases in Zone 7 (Miramichi region) are as follows:

•           10 people 19 and under;

•           three people 20-29;

•           three people 30-39; and

•           a person 50-59.

Thirteen cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases and four are under investigation.

Additional information is available on the COVID-19 dashboard.

Isolation reminder

Any household in New Brunswick with a positive case of COVID-19 must isolate for 14 days, regardless of vaccination status.

Household members who are fully vaccinated will be able to leave isolation with a day-five negative PCR test. A day-10 PCR test must still be taken to confirm the negative result.

Those who violate the Public Health order to self-isolate face a fine of between $480 and $20,400.

Potential public exposures

Anyone with two or more symptoms of the virus is urged to request a test online to get an appointment.

If you have been at the site of a possible public exposure, but remain asymptomatic, you may be able to pick up a rapid-screening kit (while supplies last).

A map of potential public exposures can also be found on the COVID-19 dashboard.

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Village of Blackville

Village of Blackville

The village of Blackville is governed by an elected council made up of a mayor and four councillors. Incorporated as a village in 1966, Blackville has a population of 958 and has had a long history related to forestry and salmon fishing.

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