Peel Region’s medical officer of health announced at a press briefing on Wednesday that the region has administered more than one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine and is quickly approaching another milestone in its vaccination efforts.

“Today we are rapidly approaching 70 per cent first dose coverage for the 18 plus population. I anticipate that milestone to be confirmed today or in the days to come,” said Dr. Lawrence Loh. And that also includes 75 per cent first dose coverage for those aged 50 and over, and over half of our 18 to 49 with first doses.” 

Loh is urging all residents who have not received their first shot to book an appointment as soon as possible while telling those waiting for their second dose to stand by for further information about bookings. 

“If you have not yet received your first dose, please visit peelregion.ca/COVID-19vaccine to learn about all our offerings and to book today, ” Dr Loh said. I encourage anyone who is eligible to get vaccinated so we can come out on the other side of this pandemic.”

“For those of you who have had their first dose, thank you and please stand by for further information on how to get your second shot,” he added.

Dr. Loh also thanked the health care workers and the community for their dedication and assistance with helping others get vaccinated. 

“Thank you to every individual who has been vaccinated or helped a family member, a colleague or friend to connect to vaccination,” he said. I’m so proud of the commitment in support of our community. At the same time, I am thankful to the teams and community members who continue to commit themselves to this tireless effort.”

“This milestone is also a reminder that we must continue to do our part by remaining vigilant and working together to keep each other healthy and safe,” Dr Loh added. 

 

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