Spring COVID-19 vaccines available April 2 for high-risk New Brunswickers – CBC

Province recorded 2 more COVID deaths and 21 hospitalizations March 3-9, Respiratory Watch report shows

Mar 19, 2024

Spring COVID-19 vaccines will be available April 2 to New Brunswickers considered most at risk of severe illness.

This includes people aged 65 or older, residents of nursing homes and adult residential facilities, and immunocompromised people aged six months or older, the Department of Health said in a news release Monday.

The announcement comes as the virus killed two more New Brunswickers between March 3 and March 9, and hospitalized 21, one of whom required intensive care.

“COVID-19 is circulating in Canada and elsewhere. Getting vaccinated is an important way to help protect against the impacts of the virus,” Dr. Yves Léger, the acting chief medical officer of health, said in a statement.

“In following with recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization, the spring booster campaign will be focused on populations at increased risk of severe illness,” he said.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/covid-19-vaccine-spring-booster-new-brunswick-flu-respiratory-watch-march-9-1.7148254


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