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Davidson Centre Hockey Hub vaccination site recognized by GBHU

The Grey-Bruce Health Unit has recognized the work done at a local COVID-19 vaccination hockey hub.

The Davidson Centre in Kincardine hosted one of the mass vaccination hubs in its arena as vaccines began their rollout in the Grey-Bruce region. From March 12 to August 16, the Davidson Centre administered more than 27,000 doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. The GBHU called on local partners to develop the hockey hubs in order to “solve the storage, distribution, and safety challenges associated with COVID-19 vaccines.” Following the great work done at the Davidson Centre, the GBHU’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Ian Arra, presented the Municipality of Kincardine with a commemorative plaque to thank them for the efforts undertaken at the arena.

Many community partners helped make the Davidson Centre hockey hub a success, including Bruce Power and Chapman’s Ice Cream, who both donated equipment and fridges to help out at the site.

Many other organizations supported this community effort, including:
• Grey Bruce Public Health
• Tim Hortons
• Canadian Tire
• Current Electric
• Pollock Electric
• Sweeney Concrete
• Southwest Doors
• Georgian Bay Fire
• Ontario Provincial Police
• Emergency Management Services- paramedics
• Kincardine Fire and Emergency Services
• Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band
• Kincardine Lions
• Kincardine Rotary Club
• Huron Area Search and Rescue

“The Davidson Centre served a critical role in vaccine distribution in the region,” says Kincardine Mayor Gerry Glover. “Our community should be proud of the innovation, collaboration, and tremendous efforts of the staff and volunteers who made our ‘Hockey Hub’ possible. Thank you to the Grey Bruce Health Unit for acknowledging the incredible work done at the Davidson Centre this year and for their outstanding leadership throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.”
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