Nearly 5,000 Mississauga and Brampton residents vaccinated at “Doses After Dark”

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Published May 17, 2021 at 3:09 am

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On Sunday evening, Peel wrapped up its “Doses After Dark” event: its very first marathon vaccination clinic that was open for 32 hours at The International Centre in Mississauga.

The event, open to Peel residents 18 and older to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, aimed to help Peel reach its goal of 75% first dose coverage among all eligible residents.

The result: A busy turnout and a total of 4,939 vaccines administered.

“Doses After Dark is about removing barriers to get our community to 75% first dose coverage. It wouldn’t be possible without the incredible medical professionals getting doses in arms,” Peel wrote on Twitter.

The event also had a few surprise guests show up, including Premier Doug Ford, Peel’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Lawrence Loh (who administered some vaccines himself), and Mayor Bonnie Crombie.

“Thank you to all our health care workers and volunteers for working hard over the weekend to get shots in arms,” Crombie said. “And thank you to everyone who took time out of their day to get vaccinated!”

Several restaurants and organizations provided food and merchandise for Doses After Dark, including Tim Hortons, Rocky Mountain Chocolate at Square One, PAMA, and the South Asian Covid Task Force. Mississauga MPP Rudy Cuzzetto provided food and drinks for clinic staff.

On May 14, Peel reported 778,388 total vaccines administered in the Region, with 53% of Peel residents having gotten the first dose.

More information about booking a vaccine appointment is available at Peel Region’s website.

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