Former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion gets COVID-19 vaccine


Published March 6, 2021 at 3:08 pm

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Soon after turning 100 years old, the former Mississauga mayor has earned another distinction — being one of the few to have received her COVID-19 vaccine.

Hazel McCallion received the first dose of the vaccine on Friday (March 5), according to Trillium Health Partners.

“At 100 years of age, Mississauga’s greatest champion and THP Honorary Guardian Hazel McCallion rolled up her sleeves to receive dose one of the COVID-19 vaccine today,” THP shared on Twitter.

“Congratulations, Hazel. Moments like these remind us that hope is on the horizon.”

Mayor Bonnie Crombie also took to Twitter to congratulate Hazel:

Hazel is expected to get her second dose of the vaccine in three to four weeks.

According to Peel Public Health, the second dose of the vaccine comes 21 or 28 days after the first, depending on whether you took the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, respectively.

Photo courtesy of Trillium Health Partners

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