Golden Dawn Residents and Staff Immunized With First Dose Of Covid-19 Vaccine

Photo Supplied by Grey Bruce Health Unit Photographer Brooke Tomsett Photo: Golden Dawn resident Nora Foster becomes the first person to be vaccinated for COVID-19 in Northern Bruce.
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 and his hundred year old mother receiving the Pfizer BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine.

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.

Photo Credit: Shannon Smith Daries Photo: Clara Smith (Hellyer) of Lion’s Head, 105 years old, receives the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday January 15th, administered by Patti Furgal, 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.”