Long-term care residents in Grey and Bruce first to receive COVID-19 vaccines in area

Grey-Bruce Medical Officer of Health, Dr Ian Arra and a COVID-19 vaccine cyrogenic freezer. (Submitted by Grey Bruce Public Health)

A pair of long-term care residents in Grey/Bruce have been the first in the area to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

Grey-Bruce Public Health says in a release on January 15th that a 93-year-old resident, Eleonore Kueber, of Maple View Long-Term Care Residence in Owen Sound was the first to receive the vaccine in Grey County. Eleonore was given the first dose of the Pfizer BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine this morning by Public Health Nurse Lisa Lambkin. Also, a 71-year-old resident, Nora Foster, of Golden Dawn Senior Citizen Home in Lion’s Head received the first vaccine in Bruce County. As well as Golden Dawn and Maple View, some vaccines were also administered at Georgian Heights Long-Term Care Centre in Owen Sound.

The Grey Bruce Health Unit took the first of two small shipments of the vaccine designated for Grey and Bruce today and began vaccinations to residents in Long-Term Care homes across the region. More vaccines will be coming to Grey and Bruce the week of January 25th, with small shipments of 200 and 800 doses.

93-year-old Eleonore Kueber receives the first dose of the COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at Maple View Long-Term Care Residence in Owen Sound. January 15th, 2021 (Submitted by Grey Bruce Public Health)

71-year-old Nora Foster gets the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine administered in Bruce County at the Golden Dawn Senior Citizen Home in Lion’s Head. January 15th, 2021 (Submitted by Grey Bruce Public Health)