Grey Bruce Health Unit vaccination rates grow

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The Grey Bruce Health Unit believes it set a Canada wide record for the largest volume single-day mass immunization event in Canada.

3,498 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered at the Hockey Hub mass immunization system in Hanover Wednesday. On average, the Hockey Hub mass immunization system vaccinated 350 people per hour.

Clinic staffing included five people providing vaccination at all times including one volunteer physician. The would serve five rows of 30 pods each for a total of 150 vaccine pods.

An additional 10 staff were reconstituting vaccine, mixing and drawing into syringes.

There were eight registration desks and 20 volunteers worked three, four hour shifts. There were also volunteer parking coordinators and Grey County EMS volunteers helped with both clinical and non-clinical capacities.

The clinic ran 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

As well as the Hockey Hub in Hanover, three additional smaller local traditional clinics in Grey and Bruce administered another 282 doses.

The Hockey Hub system was developed by Grey Bruce Medical Officer of Health Dr. Ian Arra.

The concept has been adopted by a number of Health Units across Ontario as well as the Provinces of Manitoba and Alberta.

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