Almost Half Of The Eligible Population In New Brunswick Has Been Vaccinated

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For the third day in a row, there haven’t been any new cases of COVID-19 in New Brunswick. According to the report, 45.4 percent of the eligible population is now fully vaccinated. On Wednesday, 14,614 doses were administered and that includes 13,070 second doses.

The province is slowly advancing towards its goal to have two doses into the arms of at least 75 percent of New Brunswickers aged 12 or older by Aug. 2. When that goal is reached, New Brunswick will end the state of emergency and lift the health restrictions.

In order to make the vaccinations more accessible, the government has set up a series of mobile walk-in Moderna clinics during this week.

“We know you’re busy — so we’re coming to you!” the government says in its promotional material on social media.

Manager Lynn Vienneau, a manager at the Bowlarama in Bathurst where vaccines were administered, said:

“I think it’s great. It’s a little bit crazy. It’s a little bit fun, but that’s the kind of place we are, right? We have fun here.”

Neil Larsen, a teacher from Bathurst, said that it was funny that he was getting vaccinated at the bowling alley.

He added:

“I never would have guessed it would have been at a bowling alley, but I just live two blocks down. So it couldn’t have been any easier. And I got a [$5] gift card for the bowling alley’s arcade.”

The vaccination efforts continue in the province, and so far, there aren’t any new public exposure notices. Also, Public Health reported that the number of COVID-19 cases in the province has dropped to single digits on Thursday.

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