We did it, Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health, said at a press conference on Tuesday that the vaccine had reached its goal in New Brunswick.
More than 520,000 people have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Premier Blaine Hicks said.
Overall, 75.1% of new Brunswickians of vaccinated age have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Public Health pointed out that this measure was necessary before setting up the first phase of the plan to return to normalcy.
Originally scheduled for June 7, The first step in a plan to bring New Brunswick back to normal Vaccination was postponed until the target was reached.
Premier Plane Hicks confirms that the first phase of the program includes the following reliefs for health restrictions. These measures take effect Tuesday night through Wednesday at midnight.
- All travel outside the province must be booked;
- Travel is permitted between New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Avignon in Quebec, and RCM in Demiscouda and Cumberland County in Nova Scotia;
- Visits for personal or family reasons (for example, for lifetime visits or funerals) are allowed with mandatory isolation and a screening test on the 5th day. Isolation ends if the second test is negative;
- Cross-border passengers and lorries no longer need to self-isolate or inspect;
- Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, Avignon in Quebec and other workers returning from RCM in Demiscouda or Cumberland County in Nova Scotia must be isolated and tested on the fifth or seventh day. Isolation ends if the second test is negative. If the person is unable to isolate themselves in a separate place then their families should also isolate themselves.
- No more bubble commenting
The same 15. It is possible to see family and friends, but meetings are limited to 20 people at a time;
- Meetings are allowed within 50% of the space capacity by filing an action plan;
- Private meetings are allowed outside with a distance of two meters between groups;
- Other outdoor meetings are allowed if social distance is possible and with an action plan;
- Religious celebrations are allowed with a maximum of 50% establishment, and the choir must be four meters away from the congregation.
- Organized sports activities are permitted with the action plan and are permitted to hold matches and tournaments with players or teams from Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, Avignon in Quebec and RCM in Demiscou or Cumberland County in Nova Scotia.
All other restrictions are in effect, including the need to book a trip and wear a mask. New Frenchmen should check the rules in other provinces before traveling.
Opens “in the coming days” to other parts of Canada
Go to the second step to return to the normal program (New window), At least 20% of people 65 years of age and older should have a second dose of the vaccine.
This move by the program will, among other things, allow vaccinated Canadians to come to New Brunswick.
Isolation requirements at the hotel for other travelers will be waived. In addition, restaurants, gyms and hair salons can operate at their natural capacity.
We talk for days, maybe even hours, to reach Phase 2.
Today, 18% of people aged 65 and over have been vaccinated with two doses, and hundreds more are scheduled to receive their second dose in the coming days., Says the Prime Minister.
The rules will change in the next few days, Predicts Plain Hicks.
Second dose for everyone from Monday
As of Monday, all new French immunizations receiving the first dose of the vaccine can receive a second dose at least 28 days after the first dose is given.
Dr. Jennifer Russell clarified that vaccines from Pfizer-Bioendech and Moderna are interchangeable, and that anyone who receives one of the first doses of the vaccine can receive the other as a second dose.
They work the same way, says Dr. Russell, taking the first one you can get.
He also clarified that those who received the first dose of the astrogenic vaccine could receive the second dose of the Pfizer-Bioentech and Modern vaccines.
Three new cases on Tuesday
New Brunswick on Tuesday reported three new cases of COVID-19. There are two new cases in the Fredericton area and one case in the Bathurst and Agadian Peninsulas. There are currently 85 active COVID-19 cases in the province.
With information from Nadia Kadru