Indigenous residents in Mississauga, Brampton eligible for COVID-19 vaccine
Adult Indigenous residents in Mississauga and Brampton are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
There are approximately 10,000 residents in Peel Region who are Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit and Metis).
The vaccines are available in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon and must be booked in advance and will be based on availability.
The vaccines are free with no cost to the public.
Those over the age of 18 can can book an appointment online. You can also call 905-791-5202.
Residents will be asked to confirm their identity as Indigenous and age at the appointment and must bring the following to the appointment:
- Documentation confirming proof of residence in Peel (examples include driver's license, copy of lease agreement, bank statement, or utility bill). Both name and address must appear on the document.
- Documentation confirming date of birth.
If the vaccine requires two doses, residents will receive information about their second dose at the first appointment. The second dose will be provided approximately four months after the first.
According to Peel Public Health, all approved COVID-19 vaccines have been tested for quality, safety and efficacy by numerous health organizations around the world. All vaccines were proven to be effective at preventing COVID-19 symptoms and preventing severe complications of COVID-19 such as hospitalization and death.
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