On Feb. 4, the Grey Bruce Health Unit was advised by the Ministry of Health of a number of shipments of COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks.
The vaccines will be administered according to the Grey Bruce Health Unit COVID-19 Vaccination Program Plan and in line with provincial direction on vaccine distribution, as identified in the Ontario Ministry of Health COVID-19 vaccine program.
During the week of Feb. 1, 700 doses of Moderna vaccine were expected. Future shipments to Grey Bruce are expected during the week of Feb. 15, when approximately 3,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine are expected, and during the week of Feb. 22, when approximately 4,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine are anticipated to arrive.
These vaccine shipments will be used to complete the initial doses to all residents of long-term care homes, vaccinate long-term care staff and essential caregivers as well as second dose for some long-term care residents and hospital staff.
As supply permits, first doses will also be administered to retirement home residents and staff as well as vaccinating Saugeen First Nation and Chippewa of Nawash residents.
Vaccination prioritization and allocation to different sectors is based on provincial framework and risk assessment. The public can stay informed by reviewing the daily situation report on the Grey Bruce Health Unit’s website, www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca.