Local health unit to participate in pilot test of online COVID-19 vaccine booking portal

Dr. Ian Arra, Grey-Bruce Medical Officer of Health (Provided by Grey-Bruce Health Unit)

The Grey Bruce Health Unit is one of six provincial health units to run a pilot for the online COVID-19 vaccine booking portal.

The region’s top doctor, Dr. Ian Arra, says the soft-launch will provide the opportunity to try components of the system before the full launch. He says it’s a chance to identify changes that may be required to improve the experience and to address any concerns that arise.

The trial is not open to the general public.

A small group of individuals age 80+ and health care workers, who already had appointments booked, are being asked to participate.

The province-wide booking system is expected to go operational March 15th.

Being part of the trial does not provide expedited process for the individuals participating.

:As we receive the large volumes of vaccine anticipated in late March and April, I believe our main challenge will be in keeping up with putting vaccines in arms,” says Dr. Ian Arra, “The Provincial Booking System in combination with the Hockey Hub Mass Immunization System will be the key to success in addressing this challenge.”