Vaccines for children ages five to 11 could be available in Mississauga and Brampton as early as November

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Published October 14, 2021 at 12:26 pm

People walk by a COVID-19 vaccination sign in Montreal, Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021. Pfizer says it has submitted preliminary research on the effectiveness of its COVID-19 vaccine in children aged five to 11 to Health Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Vaccines against COVID-19 could be available for children between the ages of five and 11 as early as the beginning of November in Brampton and Mississauga.

In order to increase vaccine coverage across the Region, Peel staff is working on expanding the number of vaccines administered to 200,000 per month by December.

This would include providing vaccines to those previously ineligible, pending approval and supply from provincial and federal partners.

Vaccines will be available across the Region at large public health clinics; mobile clinics, such as the GO-VAXX bus and “vax vans;” community clinics in trusted locations, such as schools and places of worship; primary care and pharmacy clinics; and in-home for those living in long term care, retirement homes or cannot get out of their homes.

“Peel’s vaccination approach, which delivers vaccines across multiple channels and includes clinics co-designed with community partners, makes vaccine available in hundreds of locations across the community,” Lawrence Loh, Medical Officer of Health for Peel Region, said in a news release.

“Expanding our clinic network to deliver at least 200,000 doses every month, and more if needed, will help ensure increased protection for residents and the community and that Peel is prepared for any expanded eligibility on pediatric and booster doses. Vaccination remains our surest and fastest way to protect our community and exit the acute phase of the pandemic.”

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