Statement on mandatory vaccinations for health care workers

The New Brunswick Medical Society agrees with the recent call for mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for health care workers by the Canadian Medical Association and Canadian Nurses Association. COVID-19 is still present in New Brunswick, as indicated by the number new cases over the past few days. The Delta variant is highly contagious and can cause serious illness, especially for the unvaccinated population. Health-care workers who are in close contact with vulnerable patients are at risk of exposure due to the high degree of transmission. Physicians urge New Brunswickers to get their first and second vaccinations as soon as possible especially now that the province has lifted all restrictions.

Dr. Jeff Steeves, President, New Brunswick Medical Society