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Vaccine rollout details  Many vaccine appointments in August/September are being cancelled for rebooking to sooner dates. You may receive a phone call directing you to rebook using either the provincial or local booking systems.  Electronic Vaccine Receipt   Cancel/Reschedule Vaccine Appointment   Vaccine Booking FAQ

Ontario entered Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen on Friday, July 16, at 12:01 a.m. Grey Bruce is entering a modified Step 3. For details, review this media release and this guidance document: Guidance for Modified Step 3 in Grey Bruce, along with these memos: Memo for Restaurants - Modified Step 3Memo To PSS - Modified Step 3Modified Step 3 Long-Term Care Home Memo July 16, 2021.

Note: Sexual health clinics are closed for the month of July. If you require urgent assistance including birth control prescriptions, go to nearest emergency room. For a supply of condoms, visit our office during regular hours

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Barriers to Booking Resolved - Second Dose Vaccine Push in Grey Bruce

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Barriers to Booking Resolved - Second Dose Vaccine Push in Grey Bruce

Barriers to booking appointments have been resolved.

There are about 27,000 people in Grey Bruce still needing their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. They are encouraged to get that vaccine as soon as possible. Remember you must wait 28 days after your first dose.

Vaccine is available through daily clinics across Grey Bruce, both walk-in and by appointment. There are also walk-in, pop-up and drive-through clinics being scheduled with our partners including EMS, primary care, and pharmacy. Visit our website Clinic Schedule for dates and times and to book an appointment. Participating pharmacies and primary care also have vaccine available.

The Grey Bruce Health Unit is pulling out all the stops to get everyone vaccinated before the end of July. Having everyone vaccinated would make Grey Bruce one of the first jurisdictions to achieve heard immunity and stall any further spread of the virus. It is our only way out to recover from this pandemic.

Get the vax or get the virus!  Remember, the vaccine takes two weeks to become fully effective.

“We are encouraging anyone who may have a second vaccine appointment for a later date to step up and get the vaccine as soon as they can” Said Grey Bruce Top Doctor, Dr. Ian Arra. “We have the vaccine available and the clinics to deliver. With everyone’s participation, we can complete the mass immunization campaign by the end of July.”

To schedule an earlier appointment, please go to the Grey Bruce Health Unit website and choose either the Local Booking System or Provincial Booking System and select a location and date. You do not need to cancel existing bookings as that will be done automatically.

The Local Booking System is a simplified two-step process:

1) Select a site and,

2) Under target population choose current eligible population.

 

Everyone can prevent the spread of the virus everyday by following the basic precautions of the three W’s –

  • Wash hands frequently,
  • Watch distance (ideally 6ft), and
  • Wear face covering correctly

Additionally, avoid crowds and arrange for outdoor activities instead of indoors whenever possible.

Be safe; get the facts and get the vax!

Attachment: Table - Vaccines Delivered in Grey Bruce

 

For More Information:

Dr. Ian Arra, MD MSc FRCPC ACPM ABPM

Medical Officer of Health and Chief Executive Officer

To arrange to speak with Dr. Arra, please contact Drew Ferguson at:

519-376-9420 or 1-800-263-3456 ext. 1269 or d.ferguson@publichealthgreybruce.on.ca

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