BARRIE, ONT. — A Barrie-based long-term care worker is the first person in Simcoe Muskoka to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
On Tuesday morning, a nurse with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit administered the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID -19 vaccine to Lori Black, a personal support worker caring for seniors at Victoria Village on Ross Street in Barrie. Black said she volunteered to be immunized to help others.
“I work on different units, so I can expose myself to over 100 residents, family members, coworkers within a week, so this is my way of fighting for them. They are the most vulnerable, and this is my way to help protect them, myself, as well as everybody else in my workplace as well as in the community,” she said.