New Brunswick Medical Society issues reminder that COVID-19 ‘is still here’ – CBC

Province’s doctors launch public awareness campaign, encourage people to stay up to date with vaccines

Nov 08, 2022

The New Brunswick Medical Society has launched a public awareness campaign to remind people “COVID-19 is still here.”

President Dr. Michèle Michaud says COVID is still active in the province, with seven more deaths reported last week and a rise in hospitalizations.

Doctors are also seeing an increase in respiratory syncytial virus infections, more commonly known as RSV, and the flu season is underway.

“We have already full hospitals …and difficulty with human resources, as we all know,” said Michaud.

“So it’s important that the public is aware of the situation that we’re going through … this season, and we encourage them to take all of the [precautions] that we can going into the flu season in the months to come.”

Less than a quarter of New Brunswickers have received their second COVID-19 booster shot, as of last week’s COVID-19 update from the province.

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