For Jessy Samuel, Director of Infection Prevention and Control, Pharmacy, Laboratory Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging at Joseph Brant Hospital, the Halton Region COVID-19 vaccine clinic is one of her proudest accomplishments.
“For me personally, it’s been such a great thing to be part of a community endeavour,” she said. “We’re giving hope and providing that next step in ending this pandemic.”
As a Burlington resident, it is especially important for Jessy to do something for her community, at her community hospital and seeing the people that she cares about being cared for.
The vaccine clinic at JBH is a true partnership, with Halton Region and Joseph Brant Hospital all playing key roles.
“It’s really been a team effort- screeners, check-in/check-out, registered pharmacy technicians, physicians, nursing students and paramedic students all playing a role,” said Samuel. “That’s in addition to the teams who support the technology, supplies, parking and cleaning needs of the clinic and its patients.
In addition, the feedback from the community about the experience has been overwhelmingly positive for the over 17,000 members of our community who have received their vaccination at JBH as of April 30.
“There is such a positive energy in that space because they been looking forward to this day for so long,” she said. “It’s an honour to be a part of this experience and to improve the health of our community.”