Frustration mounts as Mississauga residents told second vaccine dose only available in Muskoka, Simcoe


Published June 14, 2021 at 2:09 pm


Having trouble booking your second vaccination shot in Mississauga?

You are not the only one.

People have taken to social media this morning to vent and take out their frustrations about the process of trying to book their second dose of the vaccine.

Internet portals opened at 8 a.m. and waiting times have indicated it could take up to two hours to get through.

And when they did get through, many Mississaugans said they could not find a place in Mississauga to get a shot.

“Muskoka! Muskoka! I don’t even know where Muskoka is,” said when Twitter user. “How can I go to Muskoka. I don’t even drive!”

Others report that openings are also available in Simcoe (southwestern Ontario), London, Barrie, Hamilton and Kitchener. Some people say they were able to book an appointment in Toronto.

“Nothing in Mississauga or Brampton and I’ve refreshed about a thousand times,” said another Twitter user.

The Government of Ontario has says both the phone booking systems and online portals have been swamped today but insist people will be able to book their second dose close by…but it may take a few days to do so.

“We know the frustration level is high but the system is working,” a statement released by the Province says. “We ask that people be patient and keep trying.”



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