Peel Region plans to vaccinate people in Mississauga and Brampton who are housebound

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Peel Region is preparing a plan to vaccinate those in Mississauga and Brampton who are housebound or lack mobility.

The plan, which could be announced as early as today (February 25), will target retirement homes and possibly other members of the community who are unable to get to the COVID-19 mass vaccination centres that are now in place.

The plans to do this are ready, but are contingent on when the vaccines arrive.

Updating fellow Brampton council members yesterday, Mayor Patrick Brown said the procurement of the vaccine by Ottawa has been coming in "dribs and drabs" and there has only been enough for residents in long-term care facilities. The mayor pointed out that some healthcare workers are still waiting to get vaccinated.

"Hopefully, when the vaccines start to flow, we will start with people over 80 and very quickly move down the list to those over 70 and then those over 60 and so on," said Brown

The mayor went on to say Peel Region is prepared to vaccinate 20,000 to 40,000 people a day with three sites in both Brampton and Mississauga and one in Caledon.

"The vaccine sites in Peel Region are ready to go," said Brown. "There won't be any local delay; we are ready to vaccinate starting with our most vulnerable."

Brown said the delays for the vaccine have been frustrating, but assurances from Ottawa are encouraging.

 

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