BRAMPTON, ONT. — Bruce Power has announced a partnership with Peel Public Health to establish a clinic in Brampton that could be one of Canada’s largest vaccination centres.
The regional clinic, to be operated by Peel Public Health at the CAA Centre in Brampton, will be in service later this month and will use a hockey hub model in an NHL-sized rink, stated a May 12 release. The clinic will follow the model used in Grey-Bruce with capacity to deliver thousands of daily vaccines. The Grey Bruce clinic set a daily national record in April.
The clinic will be in operation for one month. Partners include Alectra Utilities, Nordion, the Power Workers’ Union, Framatome, Kinectrics, SNC-Lavalin, NPX, CGI Inc., LIUNA, BWXT, E.S. Fox, Energy Solutions, the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce Vaccination Support Council.
The hockey hub model was developed by Dr. Ian Arra, medical officer of health at the Grey Bruce Health Unit. The model uses a flow-through process that can administer more vaccines with fewer clinical staff than traditional mass vaccination clinics.
“The Region of Peel is pleased to partner with Bruce Power to offer another location for Peel residents to get their vaccine,” said Dr. Lawrence Loh, Region of Peel medical officer of health, in a statement.
“This unique partnership is another way that we’re working together in the fight against COVID-19. Vaccination of as many residents as possible is essential.”
“We are all in this together and this is an example of how our province comes together in a very special way during challenging times,” said James Scongack, executive vice-president at Bruce Power and co-chair of the Ontario Vaccination Support Council. “Bruce Power, along with many committed organizations, remains dedicated to working with public health and all levels of government to assist in the historic vaccination effort that will put an end to the pandemic.”
The Peel Region Hockey Hub at the CAA Centre in Brampton will be open to the public, and residents 18-plus can book their appointment through the Peel Public Health booking system or the provincial online booking portal. Volunteers are needed.
For more information or to volunteer at the new vaccination centre visit www.peelvaccinehub.ca.