15,300 New Brunswickers need first doses to reach 75% target, three new COVID-19 cases Thursday

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Public Health reports 72.8% of New Brunswickers over the age of 12 have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine as of Thursday.

Another 15,365 people need to get their first dose in order for the province to reach the 75% threshold that would trigger the loosening of pandemic restrictions under the Path to Green.

Anyone eligible for a vaccine who has not already received their first dose can book an appointment online to go to a Vitalité or Horizon Health Network clinic. 

Appointments can also be made by contacting a participating pharmacy.

Officials say 77.1% of long-term care staff had received at least a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Wednesday.

Three new cases of COVID-19 were reported in New Brunswick Thursday.

Government says there is a new case in each of Zone 1 (Moncton Region), Zone 3 (Fredericton Region) and Zone 6 (Bathurst Region) and all are close contacts of previous cases.

With seven additional recoveries reported, there are 101 active cases of COVID-19 in New Brunswick.

Three patients are hospitalized in New Brunswick, including one in ICU, and a New Brunswicker is being treated in intensive care outside the province.