PTAG team delivers a number of great assists volunteering alongside fellow nuclear supply chain colleagues at the Peel “Hockey Hub” Mass Vaccination Site.
Bruce Power and a coalition of organizations, unions and businesses came together to establish the hub in collaboration with the Region of Peel to provide the region greater capacity to deliver more vaccines in the race against the COVID-19 variants. Bruce Power also supported the establishment of three Hockey Hubs operated by the Grey Bruce Health Unit.
“The tremendous effort and collaboration between public health, Ontario’s business community, and all levels of government has been truly outstanding,” said James Scongack, Bruce Power’s Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs & Operational Services and co-chair of the Ontario Vaccination Support Council. “Bruce Power is proud to stand alongside so many businesses that have leveraged their resources and logistical expertise, to support in the province’s vaccination efforts.”
The Hockey Hub vaccination model was developed by Grey Bruce’s top doctor, Dr. Ian Arra, and developed at the Grey Bruce Health Unit. Clinical staff from Grey-Bruce were on hand to support site vaccinations and share successful processes to administer vaccines to large numbers of clients using the model.
“This Hockey Hub model ensures we can deliver the greatest number of vaccines in the shortest period of time,” said Dr. Ian Arra, Medical Officer of Health, Grey Bruce Health Unit. “This system has proven to be an effective tool in the management of the pandemic, locally and across the province.”
Dr. Lawrence Loh, Region of Peel Medical Officer of Health, is grateful for the collaboration with the Grey Bruce Health Unit and the many organizations that came together to support the hub.
“This facility has the capacity to deliver thousands of daily vaccines, which will be critical as we push towards widespread two-dose coverage in aiming to end the acute phase of the pandemic in Peel and all of Ontario,” said Dr. Loh.
The region of Peel is a COVID-19 hotspot and home to several of our PTAG staff. Being committed to serving the communities in which we work, PTAG staff stepped up to volunteer at the Peel site, offloading logistics tasks from the stretched Health Care workers.
PTAG is thankful to all the partners who came together to make this Hockey Hub Vaccination Clinic a success and helped fast-track the vaccine rollout in GTA’s one of the most populous areas.