Region’s vax clinic for residents of Brampton, Mississauga at International Centre closing


Published July 14, 2021 at 7:24 pm


The Region of Peel is shuttering the mass vaccination site at the International Centre, which was aimed at residents of Brampton and Mississauga.

The site will close on July 26, but Peel Public Health has said all other clinics will continue to operate, with some adjustments based on community need.

“We want to thank all residents who have rolled up their sleeves and quickly accessed first and second dose protection,” said Dr. Lawrence Loh, Peel’s medical officer of Health.

“Because of you, we can celebrate these fantastic milestones. If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, I urge you to access this protection as soon as possible. We have appointments available, including walk-in appointments, so please don’t delay.”

More than 79 per cent of eligible Peel residents aged 18 and over have received their first vaccine and 55 percent of residents aged 18 and over are fully dosed.

Mobile clinics and outreach efforts will continue to reach residents who have not yet accessed first doses or complete vaccination with second doses, and it is anticipated increased focus on these efforts will ramp up soon.

This includes continued vaccination of home-bound residents and pop-up clinics in the community at schools and other neighbourhood spaces. These efforts will continue to reduce barriers to vaccination in areas of lower uptake, so no one gets left behind.

All residents who are 12 years or older are encouraged to book their first dose if they haven’t received it yet. Residents are also being asked to rebook their second dose as quickly as possible if it has been 28 days since their first dose.

Appointments are available, including walk-in appointments at select clinics.

According to the health department, evidence is increasingly clear that currently available vaccines are safe, effective, and interchangeable, and widespread, two-dose protection will assure continued reopening.

Data shows that those who are most at risk of severe outcomes of COVID-19 infection are those who are wholly or partially unvaccinated.

The Region of Peel is committed to ensuring every resident who wants to get vaccinated gets both doses as quickly as possible, including youth as they prepare for going back to school in September.

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