New Brunswick Estimated to Reach 75% Vaccination Rate by Saturday, June 12th, According to Fredericton-Based Data Analyst
New Brunswick has reached a major milestone in its vaccination program as the province inches closer and closer to that 75% target.
According to Fredericton-based data analyst Ray Harris, who has been tracking the data on COVID-19 vaccines in the province, over 500,000 doses have been given to New Brunswickers so far. That brings the vaccination rate up to 72.2%. Harris estimates that the province will hit the 75% target by Saturday, June 12th.
To reach the goal of 75%, around 19,000 more people need to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
That would trigger the next reopening phase and a further loosening of restrictions, especially opening up travel with no self-isolation required for people from Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador and a couple of regions of Québec across the border from both Campbellton and Edmundston. The next phase will also expand indoor events to 50% venue capacity and allow for more organized sports activities.
New Brunswick is third in the country in terms of first doses per population behind both Québec and British Columbia.