(Updated with vaccine doses expected in next three weeks)
Public Health is expecting to see more than 10,400 people vaccinated this week during scheduled clinics. That number includes residents and staff at 56 licensed long term care homes. Officials expect “first dose” clinics for residents of all licensed long term care homes to be completed by March 17th.
First Nations communities are also receiving the first dose of vaccine those aged 16 and older this week and next week.
As of yesterday – 38,483 doses of vaccine have been administered. Public Health also reports 12,152 people have received both doses of vaccine. The province has received a total of 56,135 doses of vaccine and is holding 17,652 in reserve for second dose and planned clinics.
Current federal government vaccine distribution forecasts for New Brunswick show we will receive 9360 doses of Pfizer vaccine next week jumping to 24,570 doses the following two weeks. We are scheduled to receive 8100 doses of Moderna this week and 17,000 the week of March 22nd. The feds say we will also receive 10,500 doses of the Covishield vaccine this week.
Chief Medical Officer of Health – Dr Jennifer Russell – said last week Public Health would be presenting a revised plan for the vaccination program to government this week.