Vaccines use your body’s natural defences to build resistance and make your immune system stronger. They are an easy, safe, and effective way of protecting people against germs that can cause harmful diseases. Immunization helps prevent a wide range of diseases such as diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), influenza, and measles. By being vaccinated you are protecting other people who are unable to get certain vaccines because of their age or immune status. The COVID-19 vaccines are the safest and most effective way of preventing further spread of the virus and ultimately stopping the pandemic.
We’re in this together
The COVID-19 pandemic has turned our normal routines upside down. It has impacted how we interact with each other, how businesses and schools operate, and how physicians provide care to patients.
Since the pandemic began, the New Brunswick Medical Society (NBMS) has worked with government to make virtual visits available to patients and to ensure physicians in community practices are properly protected with personal protective equipment.
We must work together to keep the curve flat. The NBMS urges citizens to follow the advice of Public Health. Respect physical distancing measures and wear a face mask when physical distancing is not possible. Wash hands regularly and continue good sanitization practices.
The COVID-19 pandemic is not over.
Don’t Put Your Health On Hold
Physician offices across New Brunswick are open and appointments are available to help manage acute and chronic conditions and injuries, review test results, prescription renewals, and other illnesses.
Many physicians are offering virtual visits via phone or video conference in place of regular in-office visits for routine medical issues that can be managed remotely. For in-person care, physicians are following Public Health advice to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission in their office and keep patients safe.
For more information on virtual visits, please click here.
COVID-19 is here. Our understanding of this virus is evolving, and health advice and guidelines will evolve as we learn more. It is important that the public follow the advice of health officials and seek information from proper sources, including reputable media outlets.
Citizens seeking up-to-date information on COVID-19 should consult the following resources:
|Government of New Brunswick||Horizon Health Network||Vitalité Health Network
|Public Health Agency of Canada||Canadian Medical Association||World Health Organization|