Individuals aged 12 or older who live, work or attend school in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon are now eligible to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment in Peel Region.

Individuals must be at least 12-years-old at the time of their appointment.

Individuals aged 12 years or older can consent to immunization on their own behalf provided they understand the benefits and risks of the procedure, the region said in a statement. As with any other medical procedure, discussion with their family is encouraged should it be pertinent.

In addition, proof of age will be required at time of vaccination. Examples include an Ontario health card or another form of government issued photo ID like a driver’s license, passport, status card, valid health card from another province, or a birth certificate. 

Appointments for individuals aged 12 to 15 must be booked online using the Region of Peel’s booking system. If you need help booking, call the Region of Peel COVID-19 Vaccination Line at 905-791-5202, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week. As per Ministry guidance, appointments will be available at all seven Peel Public Health mass vaccination clinics, as well as the mobile school clinics and select pop-up clinics. Appointments will also be available to book at a William Osler Health System Vaccine Clinic in Peel.

Pfizer is currently the only vaccine authorized by Health Canada for use in this age group.

“This new vaccine coverage for a new age cohort in Peel Region is welcome news,” says Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown. “I want to thank Peel Public Health for adapting so quickly. The more people we get vaccinated the sooner we are going to get back to normal.”

Peel Region, which was the first public health unit in Ontario to open up vaccinations to all adult residents, is also the first to expand eligibility to include children 12 and up.

Residents are encouraged to book as soon as possible. Generally, the fastest way to book an appointment is online, which provides real-time availability.

Visit peelregion.ca for regular updates on priority groups and clinic locations and vaccine availability.

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