Mississauga, Brampton vaccination plan hits 100,000 shots in the arm
Mississauga and Brampton’s Mass Vaccination Plan hit the 100,000 milestone.
While Peel Public Health and the team behind Peel’s Community Mass Vaccination Plan (MVP) has issued a solid blow in the fight against COVID-19, there’s still plenty of work ahead.
Along with their partners, planning teams and the frontline workers, MVP has made a difference in getting an important number of doses into the arms of seniors, health care workers and indigenous adults, and made a difference.
"Reaching this milestone represents a significant step forward, I'm so thankful for our partners, our planning teams, and the frontline workers who are working day in and day out to grow capacity in the system, and invite in more and more residents and workers in Peel to be vaccinated,” said Dr. Lawrence Loh, Peel Medical Officer of Health. ”
“This milestone is also a reminder that we have a lot of work ahead of us. We've learned that taking care of each other during the pandemic involves a number of measures - and vaccination is one important piece of that journey towards health and recovery."
The efforts from across the region have resulted in the:
- Completion of both doses of vaccine to long-term care home and high-risk retirement home residents and staff before the provincial deadline
- Continued vaccination of eligible priority groups, including seniors 75 and 80 years and older, Indigenous adults, and health care workers
- Opened Public Health Vaccination Clinics across Peel, as, as well as partnered with health care partners to offer clinics in nearby hospitals
- Participated in Primary Care Pilot Program with partners across Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga
- Launch of mobile clinics in senior's buildings.
For updates on priority groups and clinic locations, visit peelregion.ca and follow @regionofpeel on social media for news on COVID-19 and vaccine availability.
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