Some residents over 50 can now book vaccinations in Mississauga

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Many people over the age of 50 can now get vaccinated in Mississauga.

New guidelines announced today show that areas that are considered COVID hotspots - of which many Mississauga communities fall into - will allow residents to book their shots.

The affected areas are indicted by postal codes:

As of now, anyone over the age of 55 can book a vaccine appointment at one of several pharmacies across the city

As well, adults over 60 years of age, frontline health care workers, long-term care and retirement home residents and workers and Indigenous adults of all ages can book in Mississauga, too.

In addition, starting today, individuals with the following highest-risk health conditions will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination in Ontario:

  • Organ transplant recipients;
  • Hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients;
  • People with neurological diseases in which respiratory function may be compromised (e.g., motor neuron disease, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis);
  • Haematological malignancy diagnosed less than one year ago;
  • Sickle cell disease;
  • Kidney disease eGFR< 30; and
  • Essential caregivers for individuals in the groups listed above.

Other groups that will become eligible to receive vaccines as part of Phase Two of the Ontario immunization program include:

  • Individuals with specific health conditions which make them at high-risk or at-risk, as well as some primary caregivers;
  • People who live and work in congregate settings and some primary caregivers; and,
  • Certain workers who cannot work from home (e.g., elementary/secondary school staff, food manufacturing workers, high-risk and critical retail workers, and more).

With files from Steve Pecar

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