Peel Region — comprising Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon — has reached a major vaccination milestone. Peel Public Health announced today that 90% of eligible residents aged 12+ have received at least two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
This news comes on the heels of Peel’s milestone of 3 million total doses administered across all age groups and is a significant achievement given that the region battled a high number of infections in the earlier waves.
“We are grateful to the residents who have supported our collective efforts to save lives and keep each other safe through the pandemic response,” said Medical Officer of Health Dr. Lawrence Loh. “Despite the many challenges and barriers we faced, our community came together through four waves, first staying apart to keep each other safe and then, getting vaccinated. I’d also like to acknowledge the tremendous effort of our staff and all of our partners; without whom reaching these milestones would not be possible.”
Vaccination remains the foundation for protection as we continue to face the Omicron variant, officials said. Peel Public Health is urging all eligible residents to get their booster ahead of the province’s scheduled reopening plan which begins to ease some restrictions from Monday.
Residents have hundreds of options to get vaccinated, including large clinics in Brampton, Caledon, and Mississauga. The region also has mobile clinics and “vax vans” in accessible and convenient locations, such as malls, workplaces and parks (weather permitting), along with community clinics in schools and places of worship. Several primary care and pharmacy clinics are also providing first, second or booster doses.
In-home vaccinations are available for those living in long term care, retirement homes or cannot get out of their homes.
New clinics are added regularly as community needs are identified and clinics are now delivering both mRNA vaccine products approved for use in Canada.
For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, including how to book an appointment check peelregion.ca/covid19vaccine