BRANTFORD — The Ontario Government recognized the Brant County Health Unit today for excellence in COVID-19 vaccine roll out. During an event at the Brant County Health Unit (BCHU), Brantford-Brant MPP Will Bouma presented the interim Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Malcolm Lock and Jo Ann Tober, Chief Executive Officer of the BCHU with certificates of appreciation.
“Today, I am here to publicly acknowledge the Brant County Health Unit for their professionalism, dedication and tireless work during this pandemic” said Brantford-Brant MPP Will Bouma. “Even during the height of the pandemic, and uncertainty of the vaccine supply by the Federal Government, the Brant County Health Unit agreed to set up a dedicated liaison to work with our office in order to mitigate the number of calls and help streamline the system – the consistent public accolades were not a “one off” but a near daily occurrence”.
“The work BCHU staff, along with our community partners, have done to ensure a smooth roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines has been impressive to watch,” said Dr. Malcolm Lock, Brant County Health Unit Acting Medical Officer of Health. “While the work we’ve accomplished thus far calls for congratulations, there is still more to be done. I continue to urge all those eligible, who have not yet done so, to receive their vaccine as soon as possible so we can continue to see progress and protection for our community.”
QUICK FACTS as of Sunday July 25th in Brantford-Brant:
- All eligible residents: 74% have 1 dose of COVID-19 vaccine
- 60% fully vaccinated