New Brunswickers Age 50 and Older Now Eligible for Vaccine

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New Brunswickers Age 50 and Older Now Eligible for Vaccine

New Brunswick Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Jennifer Russell announced today at a press conference in Fredericton that people 50 and older may now schedule an appointment online to receive their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine through Vitalité or Horizon health networks or by contacting their local pharmacy. People aged 16 or older with two or more chronic conditions, can also now schedule an appointment online to receive their first dose of vaccine through Vitalité or Horizon health networks.

“Whether you are booking through a pharmacy or at a clinic offered by a regional health authority, please be patient,” said Dr. Russell. “We expect a high volume of traffic for bookings online and on the toll-free line. Everyone is working hard to ensure eligible New Brunswickers are vaccinated in a timely and efficient manner.”

“Due to the large influx of vaccines expected over the coming weeks, we are able to open eligibility by 10 years to those 50-59, and also begin vaccinating those 16 and older with two chronic conditions,” said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy. “This is an important step forward in our vaccine rollout and will help protect vulnerable young New Brunswickers.”

If an eligible individual, or a caregiver or family member acting on their behalf, is unable to book an appointment at a clinic online, they can call 1-833-437-1424. Walk-in appointments, however, are not available. Dr. Russell says New Brunswick is still on target to have every individual who wants the vaccine vaccinated with at least one dose by Canada Day. 

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