Saturday, March 2, 2024

Grey Bruce Political Leaders Leading By Example by Receiving Third Dose of COVID-19 Vaccines

Bill Walker MPP for Grey-Bruce-Owen Sound and Board Chair, Mayor Sue Patterson received their third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine administered by Dr. Ian Arra, Grey Bruce Medical Officer of Health. With the Omicron variant circulating, the third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is important to provide enhanced protection to the residents of Grey and Bruce.

All eligible booster doses are to be delivered in two weeks. The Grey Bruce Health Unit has opened vaccine appointments to all Grey Bruce residents eligible for third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Using the Hockey Hub model for mass immunization, the Health Unit will deliver all booster doses for the eligible population within two weeks in January. This robust plan will ensure the optimal and timely protection of residents, families and communities in Grey Bruce.

The Province of Ontario enhanced eligibility of COVID-19 third doses to those 50+ on December 13, 2021, and to those 18+ on December 20, 2021.

For booster doses, all eligible groups must wait 84 days following their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in order to be eligible for a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. (example: If you got your second dose of your vaccine on September 25, 2021, you are eligible for a booster dose on December 18, 2021.

Appointments are required for children aged 5 – 11 and for those eligible their third dose.

In addition, participating primary care providers and pharmacies may offer the COVID-19 for children and youth. Call them directly to inquire.

For detailed information about the Grey Bruce Health Unit’s vaccination process, and booking your vaccine, please review the Health Unit and Provincial website at:

·         Getting Your COVID-19 Vaccine (

·         COVID-19 vaccines for children and youth | COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Ontario

·         Third Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine (

·         Youth and COVID-19 Vaccines (

·         Eligibility Expands for Third Dose – COVID-19 Vaccine – News Releases (

·         Eligibility Expands for 5-11 Year Olds – COVID-19 Vaccine – News Releases (

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