McCallion gets second COVID-19 vaccination in Mississauga

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Published June 3, 2021 at 9:24 pm

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Mississauga’s most celebrated centenarian, former mayor Hazel McCallion, is now fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. 

McCallion, in an effort to encourage others who are aged 80 and older to receive their second dose, got hers on Thursday, Trillium Health Partners announced.  McCallion, who was the city’s mayor from 1978 until 2014, is also Trillium Health Partners’ honorary guardian.

On May 28, the Ontario Ministry of Health announced that those who are 80 years and older are now eligible for an earlier second dose appointment. Trilllium says it has been calling individuals in that age cohort to reschedule their second dose appointments for this week and next.

McCallion received her first dose COVID-19 vaccinatiion in early March, about three weeks after marking her 100th birthday. 

Meantime, Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie has joined the push to make Peel Region a priority for second dose vaccines for citizens of all ages. Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown made a similar appeal to the provincial government on Wednesday.

(Photo courtesy Trillium Health Partners.)

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