Upcoming COVID-19 pop-up clinics in Mississauga and Brampton

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Published July 27, 2021 at 11:56 pm

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There are a number of pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics over the coming of weeks that are focused on youths and newcomers, as well as Black, African and Caribbean residents of Mississauga and Brampton.

The two cities, by the numbers, are progressing well with vaccine uptake. At the last update by Peel Public Health, 81.0 per cent of Peel adults aged 18 and over had received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 66 per cent had completed their vaccine series by receiving a second dose. Among youth aged 12 to 17, the respective first- and second-dose numbers are 80.3 per cent and 64.7 per cent.

The Ontario government has stated terms for moving on from Step 3 of its reopening plan and further relaxing COVID-19 protocols. The eligible population across the province will need to be at least 80 per cent first-dose coverage, and 75 per cent second-dose coverage, with none of Ontario’s public health units under 70 per cent in the latter category.

Four youth-focused ‘Vax to School’ clinics are scheduled. Anyone aged 12 to 17 will not have to wait in line, and neither will a parent or caregiver who accompanies them. Those three clinics, which are dispensing the Pfizer vaccine, are scheduled for:

  • Morning Star Middle School (3131 Morning Star Dr., Mississauga), July 28 to Aug. 2, 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • David Suzuki Secondary School (45 Daviselm Dr., Brampton), July 29 to Aug. 2, 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Region of Peel officers (10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton), July 30 to Aug. 1, 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Judith Nyman Secondary School (1305 Williams Pkwy., Brampton), July 31 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Aug. 3 from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Three clinics that are tailored to the Black, African and Caribbean communities are scheduled over the first three full weekends of August. All three are offering Pfizer for people age 12 and older who identify as Black (Black Canadian, African, Caribbean, Afro-Latin or Afro-Indigenous). The clinics are being held in collaboration with Roots Community Services, WellFort Community Health Services, LAMP – East Mississauga Community Health Centre, Black Physicians’ Association of Ontario, Black Health Alliance and Black Health Task Force of Peel.

Appointments may be booked online, and limited walk-in appointments are welcome in the afternoon.

  • Fletcher’s Meadow Secondary School (10750 Chingacousy Rd., Brampton), Aug. 7-8.
  • Applewood Heights Secondary School (945 Bloor St., Mississauga), Aug. 14-15.
  • Ascension of Our Lord Secondary School (7640 Anaka Dr., Mississauga), Aug. 21.

The Newcomer Centre of Peel (165 Dundas St. W, Suite 116, Mississauga) is holding a clinic on Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anyone age 12 or over who lives, works or attends school in Mississauga or Brampton is eligible to receive a first dose. Documentation is not required to be vaccinated. Appointments may be booked online, and walk-ins will be available while doses last.

Appointments may also be booked at two other pop-up clinics in Brampton. One is at Sheridan College’s Davis campus (7899 McLaughlin Rd.) and the other is a temporary clinic at the Embassy Grand (8800 The Gore Rd.).

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