Government of New Brunswick

Information related to COVID-19

General information

About Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine 

As Canada prepares for the largest vaccine initiative in recent history, the Nurses Association of New Brunswick (NANB) recognizes that it is essential that the public trust both the vaccine and the professional who is administering it.  Vaccine safety extends beyond its pharmaceutical properties.  It must be administered by professionals who are safe, competent, and ethical in all aspects of vaccination administration. This includes knowledge and competency of informed consent, injection techniques, vaccine reconstitution, storage requirements, side effects, emergency management of adverse reaction, documentation, disposal, and all other aspect of vaccine administration (National Council of State Boards of Nursing, 2020).

NANB’s Role

NANB’s mandate is regulation for safe, competent, and ethical nursing care—but patient safety is a responsibility we all share. Our role during the novel coronavirus outbreak is to support your ability to provide safe and competent care and help you understand your accountabilities.

If you have questions about your accountabilities when caring for patients affected with the new coronavirus, please contact us. One of our Nurse Consultants can help identify the appropriate standards and guidelines to guide your decision-making and help you understand your accountabilities.

Nurse Practitioners are encouraged to visit the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (Public Health) Coronavirus page for information.