Starting today, all 11 mass vaccine clinics in Peel Region are accepting bookings for Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon residents who are 18 years of age and older at the time of vaccination.
This expansion opens eligibility for 50,000 area residents who do not live in hotspots and have not yet had the opportunity to be vaccinated, Peel Region said in a news release on Wednesday.
Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie who had previously asked that all postal codes in her city be eligible for vaccinations right away welcomed the news.
“The reality is that we couldn’t wait any longer to make that vaccine available to every adult in Peel,” Crombie told reporters at a weekly news briefing in Mississauga.
“Peel Region has been a hot spot for a very long time, and in fact, we’ve been on fire.”
How to book
- Non-hotspot postal codes: Residents of Peel who are aged 18-49 but do not live in a provincially-identified hotspot postal code must book an appointment online using the Region of Peel’s booking system. Residents can also call the Peel COVID-19 Vaccination Line at 905-791-5202, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week.
The postal codes eligible for this booking system are: L4V, L4Y, L5E, L5G, L5H, L5J, L7E and L7K
- Hotspot postal codes: As announced on Monday by the province, Peel residents 18+ and that live in provincially-identified hotspot postal codes should continue to use Ontario’s vaccine booking system or call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900 (TTY 1-866-797-0007).
The provincial hotspot postal codes are: L4T, L4W, L4X, L4Z, L5A, L5B, L5C, L5K, L5L, L5M, L5N, L5R, L5V, L5W, L6P, L6R, L6S, L6T, L6V, L6W, L6X, L6Y, L6Z, L7A, L7C
- Residents 50 and older: Peel residents who are 50+ can use Ontario’s booking system, regardless of postal code.
Peel residents are encouraged to book as soon as possible and be patient as there may be wait times to access the website or call centres. Appointments may only be available on a timeline beyond the next few days, the region said in a statement. In almost all cases, the fastest way to book an appointment is online, which provides real-time availability.
Appointments for all postal codes in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon can also be booked at hospital run clinics in Peel.
Peel’s top doctor is also thrilled with the news.
“Now is the time for every adult Peel resident to access vaccines,” said Dr. Lawrence Loh. “We are thrilled to have vaccine supply to enhance our mass vaccination efforts and offer protection to everyone over 18 who lives in Peel Region. This is a very important step in our fight against COVID-19, as we work towards vaccinating our community as quickly as possible.”
Adults 65 years or older and people of any age who have transportation barriers can use TransHelp, free of charge, to get to their vaccine appointment. You don’t need to be a TransHelp client to use this service. Call 905-791-1015 at least 48 hours before your appointment to make your booking.
Homebound residents who live in Peel and cannot physically leave their home to receive the vaccine due to medical, social, or other cognitive reasons can complete an online form at https://peelregion1.force.com/formintake/s/homebound-vaccine. They will be contacted to book an in-home appointment.
More workplace vaccination clinics in hot spots are also going to be opening in Peel.
Peel Region said in a news release on Wednesday six more employers are setting up workplace clinics. The six, selected by the province, are: HelloFresh, Walmart, Loblaws, Magna, Air Canada, and Purolator.