Some residents over 50 can now book vaccinations in Mississauga
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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