Peel Public Health has announced the return of Doses after Dark, a COVID-19 vaccine clinic that increases access to residents who are unable to get vaccinated during regular clinic hours.
The special clinics will be held from 1 pm until midnight at the Save Max Sports Centre, 1495 Sandalwood Pkwy E in Brampton this Saturday, February 5 and at Rockwood Mall Clinic, 4141 Dixie Rd, Mississauga next Saturday, February 12.
The extended clinic hours will offer all eligible residents the flexibility to get their booster dose (or their first and second doses) during hours that fit their schedule, said officials. No appointments are needed – residents can walk in to get their choice of vaccine for their first, second or booster dose. As well, the clinics will provide first and second doses to children five to 11 years old.
If preferred, residents can also book an appointment through the Provincial booking site to ensure they get a spot. The special late-hour clinics hosted last year for doses 1 and 2 were especially busy, so appointments will go quickly. Peel Region is planning to have special guests, giveaways, and a fun and festive environment.
“Vaccination remains the cornerstone of protection for our residents against severe outcomes related to COVID-19,” said Peel’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Lawrence Loh. “With our community starting to reopen as the Omicron wave resolves, it’s critical for everyone who is eligible to get their best protection: two doses and a booster. We recognize that many Peel residents work in jobs where traditional clinic hours don’t align with their personal schedules; Doses after Dark aims to address this situation by extending hours to make it easier to get protected. I encourage all eligible residents to get vaccinated and boosted as quickly as possible.”