Government of New Brunswick
Information related to COVID-19
- Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (Public Health)-Coronavirus
- Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (Public Health)-FAQs
- Dedicated GNB phone line for health care workers and staff for questions about COVID-19 testing: 1-833-475-0724.
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).
- COVID-19 Immunization: NANB Statement from Board of Directors
- Interchangeability of authorized COVID-19 vaccines in a vaccine series (June 2021)
- Medical Directive for the Provision of COVID-19 Immunization (September 2021)
- Fact Sheet: Administering Immunizations
- NANB and NBNU's Position on the COVID-19 Immunization
- GNB Vaccine Information
- Memo- Exemptions for medical reasons from the Public Service COVID-19 Immunization Policy
- Medical Immunization Exemption Form for Covid-19 vaccine
- MEMO Requests for Medical Exemptions for Mask Wearing and Testing
- Memo- COVID-19 Basic Vaccine Immunization Training
- COVID-19 Vaccine Information Sheet-Information for pregnant and breastfeeding people
- Information Bulletin for health care providers- COVID-19 Vaccination in pregnant and breastfeeding people
- Guidance Note for Health Care Professionals (HCP) on COVID-19 Vaccinations in persons with Autoimmune conditions and/or Immunosuppression
- The Government of Canada- Recommendations on the use of COVID-19 vaccines
- ISMP Canada Safety Bulletin: Preventing Errors with COVID-19 Vaccines:Learning from Vaccine Incidents (February 2021)
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.