Brampton kicks off awareness campaign, urging residents to get vaccinated
The City of Brampton has launched a COVID-19 campaign - Get Back to Better. Vaccinate Brampton - to raise awareness about the continuing need for vaccinations in the community.
“With the onset of the recently warm weather, I know all Brampton residents are seeing glimpses of better days ahead,” said Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown. “Vaccines play an absolutely essential role in all of us seeing the people we’ve missed and participating in the group and outdoor activities we love. With a two-dose summer, and by following all health and safety measures, we are indeed on track to Get Back to Better.”
The City is rolling out the campaign to build on the vaccination momentum seen in Brampton and Peel, but the acceleration of second shots will still depend on the supply chain.
Get Back to Better. Vaccinate Brampton. focuses on the personal reasons behind why local influential Bramptonians have made the decision to be vaccinated, and illustrates how, by all residents receiving their vaccinations as they become available to them, the community will protect those around them and get back the aspects of life that they’ve missed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Medical officials agree vaccines play a critical role in society returning to normal. Everyone has been impacted by life during COVID-19 differently, and all residents have their own personal reasons for being vaccinated.
As of May 25, 357,008 Brampton residents - just over 52.3 per cent - have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals aged 12 plus who live, work or attend school in Peel are now eligible to book their first vaccine appointment.
On May 28, the Ontario government announced it was accelerating the rollout of second shots targeting a two-dose summer. If there is sufficient vaccine supply, it is anticipated the majority of Ontario residents who choose to receive the vaccine will be able to be fully vaccinated by the end of summer.
Currently, Peel residents 80 years or older are eligible to book their second dose at a shortened interval. More information can be found here.
Even if residents have been vaccinated, they are reminded of the importance of following all health and safety measures meant to keep our community safe and stop the spread of COVID-19. Bramptonians must continue to wear masks, practise physical distancing, maintain good hygiene and stay home if they are feeling unwell.
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