Brampton hospitals closing down COVID-19 vaccination and testing clinics
Published July 9, 2021 at 8:18 pm
William Osler Health System’s COVID-19 testing centres and vaccine clinics will begin to close over the summer to support Osler’s careful and gradual recovery efforts.
The COVID-19 testing centre at Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness will close July 11, and the testing centre at Etobicoke General Hospital will close July 25. Both will close at the end of clinic operations on the last day.
The Urgent Care Centre at Peel Memorial will continue to be temporarily closed. Osler will monitor emergency department volumes at Brampton Civic and Etobicoke General hospitals.
The COVID-19 vaccine clinics at Brampton Civic Hospital and the Osler-Humber will closeat the end of clinic operations on Aug. 6. The COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Century Garden Recreation Centre will close Aug. 8. No first or second dose appointments will be cancelled as a result of the closure.
Throughout the pandemic, COVID-19 testing and vaccination have been key strategies in Ontario’s pandemic response. Since opening one of the first COVID-19 testing centres in Ontario in March 2020, and one of the first COVID-19 vaccine clinics in December, Osler has been dedicated to assessing, testing and vaccinating as many eligible individuals as possible.
From March 2020 to June 2021, almost 430,000 tests were completed at Osler’s COVID-19 Testing Centres. From December 2020 to July 2021, more than 245,000 COVID-19 vaccines were administered at Osler’s clinics.
“Over the past 16 months, Osler has worked closely with Ontario Health, Toronto and Peel Public Health and community health partners to build much-needed COVID-19 testing and vaccination capacity in the community,” said Kiki Ferrari, chief operating sfficer, William Osler Health System.
“As COVID-19 admissions continue to decrease across our hospitals, community vaccination rates increase, and community partner testing centres and vaccination clinics remain readily available, Osler is focusing on recovery and gradual resumption of its operations. We also continue to work with our partners to ensure both vaccine administration and testing services remain accessible and available to the communities we serve.”
Anyone in need of a COVID-19 test or vaccine can continue to book appointments at other available Peel testing centres and vaccine clinics. For a full list, visit the provincial website.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising