REMINDER: All Mississauga and Brampton residents over 18 will be able to book vaccine appointments today
As of Thursday, May 6, at 8 a.m., all residents of Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon aged 18 and over will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.
The 11 mass vaccination clinics will now be open to 50,000 Peel residents who don’t live in a provincially-designated hotspot.
Mississauga mayor Bonnie Crombie made the announcement at her weekly press conference Wednesday afternoon.
“I’m so pleased the provincial government recognized what is going on in Peel,” said Crombie. “Right now, Peel has 10 per cent of the population in the province but 20 per cent of the cases.”
Residents aged 18-49 who do not live in a provincial hotspot area code must an appointment online, using the Region of Peel’s booking system. Information is available by calling 905-791-5202 between 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., seven days a week. The affected postal codes are L4V, L4Y, L5E, L5G, L5H, L5J, L7E and L7K.
Residents who live in a provincial hotspot postal codes, or those over age 50, should continue to use the provincial vaccine booking system.
“Now is the time for every adult Peel resident to access the vaccine,” said Dr. Lawrence Moh, Peel’s Medical Officer of Health. “We are thrilled to have vaccine supply to enhance our mass vaccination efforts and offer protection to everyone over 18 who lives in Peel Region. This is a very important step in our fight against COVID-19, as we work towards vaccinating our community as quickly as possible.”
As of May 4, 590,795 total vaccine doses have been administered in Peel. The region expects to administer an additional 125,000 doses this week alone. Peel has immunized 564,706 individuals with at least one dose; 26,089 have been fully vaccinated.
In total, 40 per cent of adults over 18 years of age who live in Peel Region have now received at least one vaccine dose.
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