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Bruce County Paramedics received their first doses of COVID-19 vaccine in Hanover. Photo submitted

On Wednesday, February 24 and Thursday, February 25, 70 Bruce County Paramedics received their first doses of the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 Vaccine at the “Hockey Hub” Vaccination Centre in Hanover, Ontario.

In a County of Bruce media release, another 30 County Paramedics received their first dose of the vaccine on a previous date. This is part of the province's Phase 2 plan to complete vaccine coverage for frontline essential workers, including first responders.

“This vaccine is a safe and reliable tool that protects County paramedics and the vulnerable residents we serve," said Bruce County Paramedic Services Chief Steve Schause. "It continues to be a crucial time for exercising COVID-19 prevention measures. We encourage everyone to stay vigilant in preventing the spread by washing your hands, watching your distance (6 feet), wearing your face covering, and avoiding crowds," Schause added.

The Grey Bruce Health Unit (GBHU) maintains vaccine administration and planning based on their COVID19 Vaccination Program Plan with a focus on protecting the region’s most vulnerable populations. GBHU reminds the public that vaccinations are not yet available for the general public and that there is no appointment scheduling or vaccine waiting list at this time. Public Health will provide updates to the public when more information is available.

County Warden Janice Jackson added, “I would like to thank the Grey Bruce Health Unit and our region’s frontline workers for moving us one step closer to the end of this pandemic by continuing to advocate for safety and by rapidly vaccinating our high-risk and long-term care residents, and our frontline health workers and essential caregivers."