New Brunswick is expanding its vaccination program to include youth aged 12 to 17.
Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy said at a news conference on Wednesday afternoon that the Pfizer vaccine will be available to this age group, with kids younger than 16 will requiring a parent’s consent.
Dr. Jennifer Russell, the province’s chief medical officer of health, shared more good news about the province’s vaccine rollout.
“I am happy to report that we will complete second does clinics for all of New Brunswick’s nursing homes this week,” Russell said.
Anybody in a nursing home or special care facility who had their first dose more than eight weeks ago will be eligible to get their second dose, she said.
Public health announced that there are 10 new cases of COVID-19 in New Brunswick. There are six cases in Zone 1 (the Moncton region) and four new cases in Zone 3 (the Fredericton region).
There are 134 active cases in the province.