COVID-19 vaccine shots now available at two more Mississauga locations

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Published December 23, 2021 at 1:14 pm

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With COVID-19 case numbers rising to record highs in Ontario, Mississauga residents now have two more places  where they can get their shots.

Mississauga Hospital’s vaccine clinic is now reopened and taking appointments only from people to get their third dose of vaccine, it was announced today.

Meanwhile, the Ontario government announced today it’s opening a mass vaccination clinic at the International Centre on Airport Rd. in Mississauga.

That facility is booking appointments for first, second and third doses (booster shots) of vaccine.

The Mississauga Hospital clinic initiative is in partnership with the Region of Peel, which has been scrambling the past week to increase vaccination capacity amid a surge in cases caused by the much more transmissible Omicron variant of the virus.

People over the age of 18 who received their second vaccine dose at least three months ago can book an appointment here.

The new mass vaccination clinic at the International Centre will be open seven days a week, according to Ontario health ministry officials, who say they’re working to quickly get more boosters–and first and second doses–into arms.

The clinic, operated in partnership with Switch Health, will administer boosters to people ages 18 and over in addition to first and second doses to those ages five and up.

“Quickly accelerating booster doses is the cornerstone of Ontario’s response to the threat posed by the Omicron variant to the province’s hospitals and intensive care units,” the health ministry said in a news release today. “Third booster doses provide an increased level of protection for people against severe outcomes.”

The International Centre clinic is working on ramping up to its full capacity of some 19,000 vaccinations daily, officials say. They note this will add significantly to the capacity in areas including Mississauga and Brampton.

Ontario, which administered more than 253,000 vaccine doses yesterday, wants to get that number up to 300,000 shots per day.

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