COVID-19: Vaccination Information

All New Brunswickers aged 5+ are eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations, and those 12+ are eligible for a booster dose if at least five months has passed since their second dose.

Effective April 1, 2022, COVID-19 vaccinations are available through your community pharmacy.

If you are having trouble finding a community pharmacy, please contact your local Public Health office and they will help you.

Current eligibility:

  • Children aged 5 to 11 are eligible for their 1st or 2nd dose
  • Youth aged 12+ are eligible for their 1st, 2nd, or booster dose

Immunocompromised clients are eligible for a fourth dose, providing five months have passed since their third dose.

Book your COVID-19 vaccination

Everyone eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination is encouraged to book through a community pharmacy.

Click here for information on booking through a community pharmacy. Before you book at a pharmacy, make sure you have the following:

  • Your calendar/agenda/day planner
  • Your Medicare card
  • Your postal code
  • Your date of birth
  • Your phone number and email address (if applicable)

Vaccination after having COVID-19

Based on immunity following infection, the current interval between COVID-19 infection and vaccination is outlined in the chart below.

A primary vaccination series is as follows:

  • Two full doses of a combination of either of the following COVID-19 vaccines: AstraZeneca, Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech
  • One full dose of Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)

Anyone aged 5+ who is immunocompromised, a primary series is three doses.

COVID-19 positive before the start or completion of a primary vaccination series

PopulationSuggested internal between
infection and vaccination
5+ not immunocompromised8 weeks after onset of symptoms or positive test result (if asymptomatic)
5+ immunocompromised4 to 8 weeks after onset of symptoms or positive test result (if asymptomatic)

Infection after primary vaccination series but before booster dose

12+ 5 months after onset of symptoms or positive test result (if asymptomatic) and must be at least 5 months following primary vaccination series

Individuals may choose to get vaccinated sooner than the recommended intervals, but at minimum, COVID-19 symptoms should be completely resolved; and at least 10 days since the onset of symptoms or positive test result (if asymptomatic) should have passed to minimize the risk of transmission at a vaccination clinic.

Last updated April 5, 2022