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COVID-19 has claimed the lives of two more people in New Brunswick

COVID-19 has claimed the lives of two more people in New Brunswick on Sunday

Key takeaways:

  • COVID-19 has hospitalized 126 people in the province, according to a news release issued on Sunday. Ten people are currently receiving intensive care.
  • If they haven’t already, officials advise parents and guardians to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment for their child’s first or second dose.

According to health officials in New Brunswick, an individual in their 80s in the Moncton region and a person in their 70s in the Bathurst region has passed away as a result of COVID-19.

HOSPITALIZATIONS

According to a news release issued on Sunday, there are 126 people hospitalized in the province with COVID-19. Intensive care is currently being provided to ten people.

74 people are currently in the hospital for reasons other than COVID-19.

101 people in the hospital are 60 or older, and six are on a ventilator. According to public health officials, three people aged 19 and under are currently hospitalized.

According to the province, people who have not taken vaccine or who are more than six months past their second dose continue to be disproportionately affected.

Also read: N.B. COVID-19: 6 people died on Saturday, and 125 people were hospitalised

PARENTS WERE URGED TO HAVE THEIR KIDS VACCINATED.

Officials advise parents and guardians to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment for their child’s first or second dose if they have not done so already.

Children aged five to eleven who have already got their first dose of the vaccine are eligible for a second dose eight weeks after their first dose.

In a news release issued Sunday, Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health, stated, “Children are expected to return to in-person school by the end of the month and will benefit greatly from vaccination.”

“I’m urging all parents with children in this age group to schedule an appointment as soon as possible for their child’s first dose or second dose if they are eligible.”

COVID-19 has claimed the lives of two more people in New Brunswick on Sunday
COVID-19 has claimed the lives of two more people in NB on Sunday. Image from The Globe and the mail

SHOTS OF BOOSTERS ARE AVAILABLE.

To assist slow the spread of the virus, the New Brunswick government is encouraging those eligible for a COVID-19 booster dose to schedule an appointment.

Booster doses are available to anyone 18 and older who has had their second dose for at least five months.

To date, 62.3 percent of those 50 and older who are eligible have received their booster shot.

Appointments for vaccination clinics run by the Vitalité and Horizon health networks can be made online.

Vaccine clinics are available at many pharmacies across the province. Appointments can be scheduled directly with a participating pharmacy.

Call 1-833-437-1424 if you cannot book an appointment online or need assistance booking through a health authority clinic or pharmacy.

More than 44,000 appointments for mRNA vaccine booster doses have been scheduled since January 10.

RESTRICTIONS AT LEVEL 3

New Brunswick is presently in the Level 3 phase of its COVID-19 winter plan.

According to Premier Blaine Higgs, New Brunswick will return to Level 2 of the winter plan on January 30 at 11:59 p.m., who said more children would be vaccinated against COVID-19, and more adults would receive their booster dose.

Source: CBC News

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