Brant hospital worker first to be vacinated

News 100 yellowBy Staff

December 24th, 2020



Yesterday, Joseph Brant Hospital’s first health care worker received the hospital’s first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination. The vaccine was administered at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (OTMH), the Vaccination Centre designated for Halton Region.

JBMH president Eric Vandewall is reported to be working on his schedule and aking tme to meet with the city. Dinner with senior city staff was a good start.

Eric Vandewall, President & CEO Joseph |Brant Hospital

“All Joseph Brant Hospital Staff and Physicians celebrate this important milestone in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Eric Vandewall, President & CEO.

“After many months fighting against COVID-19, it is a remarkable moment our teams are recognizing.

However, we must be vigilant in following the safety measures, to protect our community, our vulnerable populations and our front-line health care workers for many months to come.”

After Health Canada approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, Ontario moved to rollout the vaccine to health care workers in high-risk settings, at 17 hospital vaccine delivery sites. OTMH is the Vaccination Centre for the Halton Region.

On December 22, 2020, COVID-19 vaccines began being administered to health-care workers across the Halton Region, who are providing care in long-term care homes and other high-risk settings.

Joseph Brant Hospital is working with Halton Healthcare and Halton Region Public Health to identify health care workers to receive the first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the OTMH Vaccination Centre.

Planning is underway at Joseph Brant Hospital to prepare to open a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for staff and physicians at its own site in early 2021, as the vaccine becomes more widely available.

Although the news of the first vaccination at Joseph Brant Hospital is extremely positive, it is critical that everyone continues to follow public health advice to help keep everyone safe and stop the spread of COVID-19.

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2 comments to Brant hospital worker first to be vaccinated

  • Leonard Collins

    Will we all have to go to Oakville to get vaccinated ? Does Joe Brant have a cold storage facility ? I think not

  • Terence

    That’s great but begs a few questions for the public in general

    Is there an OFFICIAL vaccination ‘roll out’ plan for Burlington residents?
    If so, what is the vaccination time frame – by priority, group, and date?
    if not, why not?
    How will this be relayed to the residents – for example, do they need to go through their GP?
    Have the City Council and politicians received the COVID vaccine or are they treated the same as the general public?

    So far those ‘in power’ are all regurgitating the same “apple pie and motherhood” script – 2 meters, wash your hands, avoid crowds, stay home, etc. – with absolutely NO procedural information with respect to the process of the proposed roll out