CAA Centre to become vaccination site

by Marc Germanese

Bruce Power have announced a partnership with Peel Public Health to establish the CAA Centre as a Covid-19 vaccination site. The regional clinic, operated by Peel Public Health, will begin service later this month and will use a ‘Hockey Hub’ model in our NHL-sized rink. It will provide the region the capacity for thousands of daily vaccines, building on a model used in Grey-Bruce that set a daily national record in April.

The Hockey Hub model was developed by Dr. Ian Arra, Medical Officer of Health at the Grey
Bruce Health Unit. This model uses a streamlined flow-through process, which can administer
more vaccines with fewer clinical staff than traditional mass vaccination clinics.

“The Hockey Hub model really is a game changer in terms of efficiency and safety as we make
every effort to get as many people vaccinated in as short as time as possible,” said Dr. Arra.
“Public Health has been the leader in managing the pandemic. This innovation is yet another
example of how Public Health saves lives. The Grey Bruce Health Unit team has supported a
number of jurisdictions in adopting this model and customizing it to their local needs. We are
thrilled to be part of this new partnership with Peel Public Health and Bruce Power to develop
the Hockey Hub in Peel and the Greater Toronto Area.”

The Peel Vaccine Hub at the CAA Centre in Brampton will be open to the public, and
residents 18+ can book their appointment through the Peel Public Health booking system or the
provincial online booking portal. There is a critical need for volunteers to help ensure these centres can run efficiently and reach as many people as possible.

For more information or to volunteer at the new vaccination centre please visit
www.peelvaccinehub.ca.

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