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Ottawa’s mobile vaccination teams

Ottawa’s mobile vaccination teams

Visual: Aerial footage of ambulance travelling from Paramedic Headquarters to the Long Term Care home

7:30am - Paramedic Headquarters -The mobile vaccination teams’ work begins as they pick up the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses from the Ottawa Hospital and bring them to the long-term care home.

Visual: Paramedics moving vaccine in a cooler

Caption: The vaccine doses arrive. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine must be handled very carefully. It has to be stored and transported at very cold temperatures. Once it is thawed, diluted and drawn into the syringe, the vaccine has to be administered within 6 hours, so time is of the essence.

Visual: The medical supplies being organized onto carts; The handling/admin of the vaccine itself; Extracting dose; Cart/team moving down the hallway; Doses going in arms; Team in hallway afterward (where you can see the nurse recording info); Closing shot of the paramedic walking down the hallway

The mobile vaccination teams work with the long-term care home employees, Ottawa Public Health nurses and pharmacists from The Ottawa Hospital and CHEO to prepare the vaccine doses and administer them to residents of the home. Together, they are getting this life-saving vaccination into the arms of the people who need it most. The first doses of the day are delivered, and the teams begin their work on other floors.