Kids with special needs can get COVID-19 vaccine at clinics in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon

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Published December 10, 2021 at 12:41 pm

The City of Hamilton website is now publishing school COVID-19 vaccination rates. Public health says the decision is part of a "commitment to transparency and sharing relevant and timely data with the community." (photo credit: Hamilton Health Sciences)

Peel Public Health is holding vaccine clinics for kids with special needs in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon this weekend.

On Saturday and Sunday, 19 clinics across the Region will be tailored to support children with medically complex conditions, developmental disabilities, behavioural conditions, anxiety, and other special needs.

PPH said clinics for kids between the ages of 5 to 11 years old offer a safe, comfortable and child-focused space for children and families who require additional support.

Appointments can be booked online through the PPH vaccine portal.

PPH has been running a superhero-themed campaign to help make getting vaccinated against COVID-19 as stress-free as possible.

The vaccines are free with no cost to the public. You do not need a health card to get the vaccine.

PPH said residents can learn more about preparing for your appointment and what you’ll need to know before coming to the clinic, including details about free accessible transportation by visiting PeelRegion.ca.

Here are just some of the special needs-focused COVID-19 clinics in Peel:

  • Peel Public Health Vaccine clinic Mississauga – 7120 Hurontario Street
  • Peel Public Health Vaccine clinic Brampton – 10 Peel Centre Drive
  • Peel Public Health Vaccine clinic Brampton – 6215 Old Church Road
  • ErinoakKids Brampton – 10145 McVean Dr Brampton
  • ErinoakKids Mississauga – 1230 Central Pkwy W Mississauga

PPH said more than 2,600,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the Region, with nearly 30,900 doses in the last week alone.

As of Wednesday, 89.9 per cent of Peel residents over 12 years old have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 86.4 per cent are fully immunized.

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