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In response to the rapidly spreading and highly transmissible Omicron variant, the Grey Bruce Health Unit echoes the provincial direction of the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, and is updating its COVID-19 testing and isolation guidelines.
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Due to the significant increase in COVID-19 cases, the Grey Bruce Health Unit is utilizing an automated text messaging system and the provincial online Virtual Assessment tool to follow up with people who test positive and have a listed mobile contact number. People who test positive and do not have a mobile contact number listed will be called directly by Public Health. Using an automated text messaging system assists with timely notification and communication with people who test positive.
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Attached please see Minister Walker MPP for Grey-Bruce-Owen Sound and Board Chair, Mayor Sue Patterson receive 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.
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GBHU Vaccine Clinics December 27 - January 2

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For the week of December 27 – January 2, the Grey Bruce Health Unit will hold vaccine clinics at the following locations and times. Those receiving a third dose and those 5-11 years of age need an appointment. First and second doses for all individuals 12 and over do not require an appointment (walk-in). Clinic list is subject to change or cancellation with little notice due to weather or other reasons.
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The Grey Bruce Health Unit is opening 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.
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