By Joanne Rodgers,
Bruce Peninsula Press
Nora Foster, a seventy-one year old resident at Golden Dawn Senior Citizen Home in Lion’s Head became the first person to be vaccinated for COVID-19 in Northern Bruce.
On 15 January 2021, Grey Bruce Health Unit administered approximately 79 shots of the first dose of the Pfizer BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine to residents, staff and some essential caregivers. (See Media Release from Public Health Grey Bruce page 8).
Bert Niehof, an essential caregiver received the vaccine along with his hundred year old mother. He says it was a fairly painless experience for both him and his mother. He was told to wait 15 minutes after being immunized to ensure he did not have an allergic reaction. A day later he reported that he felt a slight soreness at the injection point, but otherwise had no ill effects. He stated that he appreciated the flawless process and professionalism of the Grey Bruce Health Unit.
Barbara Sterling, Administrator of Golden Dawn expects the second dose to be available in approximately 3 weeks. She says “We will continue to mask and social distance until further direction from Public Health.”