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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.

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Completing Mass Immunization in Grey Bruce Hubs By the End of July

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Completing Mass Immunization in Grey Bruce Hubs By the End of July

 

Good News! Grey Bruce is on target to complete mass immunization in the Hubs by the end of July. That will get us closer to the lifting of restrictions that we all want. The key is vaccines. Everyone who needs the vaccine should get it as soon as possible, before the end of July.

 

Mass vaccine clinics for August and September will not be needed as the Hub arenas will be returned to community use. If you want to get your second shot with no wait, go to the Hubs.

 

Individuals with second doses scheduled for August or September must re-book now.  Anyone without an appointment can make one, online or by phone, or simply attend any of the current scheduled, walk-in, pop-up and drive-through vaccine clinics across Grey Bruce. Vaccine Schedule Participating pharmacies and primary care also have vaccine available.

 

As a community, achieving the majority of people being vaccinated sets us on the road to return to normal. As individuals, the fully vaccinated will have advantages as potential restrictions are likely to be less intrusive than those for non-vaccinated. For example, with a case in a workplace or school, fully vaccinated may not be required to isolate.

 

Most new cases are identified un-vaccinated individuals. Those people who are vaccinated are less likely to become infected and highly unlikely to develop severe disease requiring hospitalization.

 

Get the vax or get the virus!  Remember, the vaccine takes two weeks to become fully effective. We’ll all be safe, when we all have the vax.

 

To schedule an 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.

 

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

1) Select a site and,

2) Under target population choose “Current Eligible Population”.

 

You do not need to cancel existing bookings as that will be done automatically.

 

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.

 

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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