Today, the Region of Peel faces off with Calgary in the Second Dose Coast to Coast challenge to increase vaccine coverage across Canada.
“We need Canadians to step up and get their second dose so we can increase broad coverage across the country and protect each other,” said Dr. Lawrence Loh, Peel’s Medical Officer of Health. “We are challenging health units across the country to help take back our summer by getting their second dose as soon as possible.”
Second Dose Coast to Coast encourages Canadians to take back summer by getting their second dose as quickly as possible. Health units across Canada have been invited to participate by challenging another unit to a friendly competition. Dr. Lawrence Loh has challenged Dr. Hu and his team from Calgary to see who can get their residents more excited about taking summer back and increasing second dose coverage in their community.
Dr. Hu, a Calgary based public health physician and Chair of 19 to Zero says, “A little friendly competition to get us to our vaccination goal will help us take back our summer!”
“We all want to put the pandemic behind us. The sooner we all get our second dose, the sooner we can get back to doing what we love,” he added.
An all-night clinic on July 10 and 11 at the Save Max Sports Centre in Brampton will wrap up the challenge. “This clinic will support many in our community who are only available to get vaccinated during late-night hours,” Peel spokesperson Ashleigh Hawkins said in a statement issued this morning.
Residents can book their second dose appointment today and are encouraged to share a picture of their second dose and tag @regionofpeel and use #2dosechallenge.