Mississauga, Brampton residents can now get vaccinated on travelling GO bus

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Published August 6, 2021 at 7:05 pm

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The remaining one in five people in Mississauga and across the Golden Horseshoe who have yet to receive a COVID-19 vaccine can now do so by simply hopping on board a GO bus. 

Two retrofitted GO buses that will function as full mobile vaccination clinics were unveiled this afternoon in Mississauga. They’ll be travelling to shopping malls, festivals, farmers markets and other public events and locations in Mississauga, Brampton and across the Golden Horseshoe in the next few months to make the vaccine more accessible to people.

The first stop for the GO Vax buses, which will run six days a week, is Canada’s Wonderland, where they’ll be this weekend.

Speaking alongside Mississauga-Streetsville MPP Nina Tangri and Metrolinx president and CEO Phil Verster, Ontario Solicitor General Sylvia Jones said at today’s press conference that while the spread of COVID-19 has slowed, it’s crucial to get everyone vaccinated.

She said every person hospitalized in Peel for COVID-19 from June 1 to July 9 had not been fully vaccinated. 

“That, to me, is the most compelling argument to get the vaccine,” said Jones. “We’ve had incredible results so far, but we need to expand access to the vaccine. COVID-19 has slowed, but it hasn’t been halted, and the vaccine is our best defence. These buses will go anywhere to improve access for people.”

Tangri described the GO Vax buses as an innovative partnership that will make it much easier for people to get their first and second doses of vaccine. 

Metrolinx is a Crown agency that manages public transportation in Ontario, specifically in the Golden Horseshoe and Ottawa

 

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