Second booster shot now available for everyone over 18

FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government is lowering the age eligibility for the second COVID-19 booster shot to 18. Booster doses are available at pharmacies. Public Health will also be offering clinics in some areas of the province to ensure access. “The number of cases of COVID-19 is increasing and therefore the risk to New…

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New Brunswick to offer second booster for COVID-19 and expand eligibility for antiviral treatment

FREDERICTON (GNB) – Adults 50 and over in New Brunswick will soon be able to receive a second booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine. “Vaccines are our best defence against COVID-19 and its variants by helping to protect against severe outcomes related to the virus,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health. “Expanding booster…

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Public Health launches new webpage to monitor COVID-19

FREDERICTON (GNB) – Public Health has added a webpage to continue to update the public on the status and effects of COVID-19 in New Brunswick. Beginning today, COVIDWATCH, a new reporting mechanism, will provide weekly updates every Tuesday on the government’s coronavirus website. The report will include data up to and including the previous Saturday.…

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Provincial COVID-19 restrictions to be lifted March 14

FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government will remove all remaining COVID-19 mandatory measures on March 14. In addition, effective Monday, Feb. 28, at 12:01 a.m., organizations and businesses will no longer be required to enforce proof of vaccination for entry. “For almost two years now, we have been living with the COVID-19 pandemic and the…

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Province moves to Level 1 of winter plan tonight

FREDERICTON (GNB) – All of New Brunswick will move back to Level 1 – the least restrictive level of the winter plan to manage COVID-19 – tonight at 11:59 p.m. “I want to thank New Brunswickers who have followed the measures in place to help slow the spread of the virus,” said Premier Blaine Higgs.…

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More than 1,600 volunteers sign up / parents encouraged to get children aged five to 11 vaccinated

FREDERICTON (GNB) – In less than 24 hours, more than 1,600 New Brunswickers have responded to the call for volunteers in support of the province’s pandemic response efforts. The government is asking anyone who can assist with clinical and non-clinical work to come forward and ease the strain on the health-care system. “We are encouraged…

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Call issued for volunteers to assist health-care system

FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government has issued an urgent call for volunteers for paid and unpaid assistance in its pandemic response efforts. “As predicted, the Omicron variant of COVID-19 is causing increased hospitalizations and staff absences, which is putting pressure on all aspects of our health-care system,” said Health Minister Dorothy Shephard. “We are…

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