As Grey Bruce enters Phase Two of the provincial framework, we have achieved significant progress in vaccine distribution. We have administered vaccine above provincial averages.
36,028 total doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Grey and Bruce, to date.
Overall, 21% of the approximately 150,000 residents eligible in Grey Bruce are vaccinated with first dose, compared to 16% of the Ontario population.
With Phase One of the provincial three-phase vaccine distribution plan complete, the Grey Bruce Health Unit announced vaccine milestones reached, or in progress, as of Wednesday, April 7, 2021.
- All Long-Term Care Home residents and staff offered first and second dose
- 1172 (90%) residents vaccinated with first dose
- 1101 (85%) residents vaccinated with second dose
- 1341 (64%) staff vaccinated with first dose
- 1166 (56%) staff vaccinated with second dose
- All Retirement Home residents and staff offered first and second dose
- 1071 (92%) residents vaccinated with first dose
- 761 (65%) residents vaccinated with second dose
- 413 (61%) staff vaccinated with first dose
- 307 (45%) staff vaccinated with second dose
- 77% of eligible First Nation residents living in First Nation communities vaccinated for first dose
- 28% residents vaccinated with second dose to date
- All Highest, Very High, High-Risk and Moderate-Risk healthcare staff offered first dose
- Hospital Sector – 2411 (77%) staff vaccinated to date with first dose
- All Police, Fire and EMS offered first dose
- 8563 (82%) of residents ages 80+ in Grey Bruce vaccinated with first dose
· 4886 (61%) of residents ages 75 – 79 in Grey Bruce vaccinated with first dose
· 4145 (34%) of residents ages 70 – 75 in Grey Bruce vaccinated with first dose
“As we move through the phases of prioritization, our Hockey Hubs are being brought up to full capacity for mass immunization clinics,” the Health Unit noted.
Following the prioritization guidelines for Phase Two, vaccines will be made available to population groups based primarily on age and risk, including adults aged 60+ years of age and groups recognized to have greater risk associated with hot spot communities, congregate living settings as well as highest and high-risk health conditions. Additional strategies will support vaccination of essential workers who cannot work from home and at-risk health conditions.
“Thanks go out to the partners and the Grey Bruce Vaccine Task Force for the support they provided over the past weeks in planning and implementation to bring about the successful completion of Phase One. As we move into Phase Two, the bulk of our effort will go towards communication on vaccine roll-out progress and education on vaccine readiness,” said the Health Unit.
To stay up to date on current progress, please continue to visits the Public Health Unit’s website and view their weekly progress report at: