Residents 65 and older can now book vaccinations in Brampton and Mississauga
Published March 31, 2021 at 6:38 pm
Today (March 31), Trillium Health Partners (THP) announced that Mississauga residents who are 65 years and older, as well as Indigenous adults (First Nations, Inuit and Metis people who are 18 years and older), are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
William Osler Health System also announced that Brampton and North Etobicoke residents who are 65 and older can book vaccination appointments.
THP says you can book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment if you’re 65 years or older (born in 1956 or earlier) and a resident of Peel (or if you live within the Trillium Health Partners catchment area, including Mississauga and Etobicoke).
“We continue to schedule appointments for those who have pre-registered in priority sequence,” THP says on its website.
Brampton and North Etobicoke residents can book a vaccination appointment at an Osler facility by clicking here.
The Region of Peel says clinics located at William Osler’s Chinguacousy Wellness Centre and Brampton Civic Hospital, and Trillium Health Partners’ Mississauga Hospital and University of Toronto, Mississauga (UTM) sites are taking bookings today.
Appointments will be available as soon as next week.
Vaccinations for residents aged 70 and older continue at Peel Public Health clinics.
As of now, the Region of Peel is still vaccinating residents included in phase 1 of the province’s vaccination schedule. Those in phase 1 include long-term care and retirement home residents and workers, frontline health care workers, eligible seniors and Indigenous adults of all ages.
Select primary care providers in Peel are giving AstraZeneca shots to people 60 and older, but residents cannot request these limited appointments at this time. Primary care providers with vaccines are calling eligible patients to offer appointments.
Peel is not yet included in the province’s pharmacy rollout.
As of now, residents who have received their first dose of Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca will have to wait 16 weeks for their second dose, but some exceptions apply for vulnerable residents.
Information on how to prepare for an appointment and what to expect at a clinic is available at peelregion.ca/COVID19vaccine.
Seniors who have challenges getting to and from the vaccine clinic can use TransHelp. Seniors should call 905-791-1015 at least 48 hours before their appointment to make your booking.
Residents don’t need to be a TransHelp client to use this service.
To learn more, click here.
This article has been updated from its previous version to reflect more information from the Region of Peelinsauga's Editorial Standards and Policies