Health Unit and Bruce Power hosting draw for vaccination centre volunteers, patients

The Grey Bruce Health Unit and Bruce Power are sending three lucky people to Cobble Beach Golf Resort for a round with Doug Gilmour, NHL Hall of Famer and Toronto Maple Leafs legend.

All it takes to enter the draw is to volunteer or receive a first or second dose at vaccination centres in Kincardine (Davidson Centre), Owen Sound (Owen Sound District Secondary School), and Hanover (P&H Centre) or community pop-up clinics, before July 31.

Entry details will be available upon sign-in at the vaccination centres.

“The response of residents in Grey/Bruce to both get vaccinated and volunteer at our Hockey Hubs has so far been excellent, but we can’t let up yet,” said Dr. Ian Arra, medical officer of health for the GBHU. “Case numbers continue to be concerning due to the Delta variant. We need more people getting their first and second doses as soon as possible. Vaccination is the key to defeating this pandemic.”

Pat Dalzell, Bruce Power’s head of corporate affairs, hopes the chance to play golf with an NHL legend will keep vaccination centres busy this month.

“The light at the end of the tunnel is getting closer, but we still have work to do to get there,” said Dalzell. “We hope residents continue to volunteer in high numbers at local vaccination centres and pop-up clinics, and we urge everyone who is eligible for a vaccine to take these opportunities as soon as possible.”

Gilmour entered the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2011 with 1,414 points (450 goals, 964 assists) in 1,474 career games with St. Louis, Calgary, Toronto, New Jersey, Chicago, Buffalo, and Montreal.

A full list of upcoming vaccine clinics in the Grey-Bruce area can be found online at publichealthgreybruce.on.ca/COVID-19/Vaccines/Find-a-Clinic

GBHU asking some residents to reschedule second dose appointments

 With the mass immunization campaign in Grey-Bruce being accelerated, the GBHU is asking residents who have a second dose appointment scheduled in August or September to reschedule their appointment to an earlier date. With an increase in vaccine supply coming to the region, and the decreased interval time between doses (28 days as per provincial direction), the mass immunization clinics in August and September are no longer necessary.

The health unit asks those needing to reschedule their second dose appointment to visit the provincial booking system, https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/, to book into the earliest appointment available 28 days after your first injection.

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