New Brunswick to offer COVID-19 vaccine booster to seniors in long-term care

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FREDERICTON — New Brunswick will be offering a third dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine to seniors living in long-term care facilities starting in early October.

Chief medical officer Dr. Jennifer Russell says the move follows guidance issued Tuesday by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization.

The plan is to give seniors who have already received two mRNA doses the booster shot during the annual influenza vaccine campaign.

Officials are also reporting one new COVID-19-related death in the province and 84 new cases of the disease.

Russell says the death reported today involves a resident who was 90 or older in the Moncton region of the province, bringing the death count to 57.

New Brunswick now has 657 active infections.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 29, 2021.

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This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

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