Peel Region has been added to the pharmacy program as Ontario expands its COVID-19 vaccine rollout to 350 additional pharmacies and more primary care settings. All of these locations will be offering the AstraZeneca vaccine to individuals aged 55 and over, with some locations to begin offering the vaccine as early as Saturday, April 3, 2021.
The list of pharmacies offering the AstraZeneca vaccine in your area can be found at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations.
Earlier this month, Ontario began offering the vaccine to individuals aged 60 and over at pharmacies and primary care settings. The recent expansion brings the total number of pharmacies offering the vaccine to nearly 700 locations, it is expected that this number could reach approximately 1,500 by the end of April.
Peel residents 65 years and older can also book COVID-19 vaccine appointments at select vaccine clinics in the region.
Clinics located at William Osler’s Chinguacousy Wellness Centre and Brampton Civic Hospital, and Trillium Health Partners’ Mississauga Hospital and University of Toronto, Mississauga (UTM) sites have been taking bookings from Wednesday. Appointments will be available as soon as next week.
Booking for this age group will be available at Peel Public Health’s six vaccine clinics once the Province releases this age group broadly. Vaccinations for residents aged 70 and older continue at Peel Public Health clinics.
Information on how to prepare for an appointment and what to expect at a clinic is available at peelregion.ca/COVID19vaccine. This is a one-stop spot for all residents of Peel to book an appointment to get vaccinated at the clinic of their choice when it’s their turn.
Seniors who have challenges getting to and from the vaccine clinic can use TransHelp. Call 905-791-1015 at least 48 hours before your appointment to make your booking. You don’t need to be a TransHelp client to use this service.
“With more locations coming on board, these settings will make receiving the COVID-19 vaccine easier and more convenient, said Health Minister Christine Elliott. I encourage everyone to sign up when it’s their turn. Until we receive enough vaccines so that the majority of Ontarians can be vaccinated it remains critical for everyone to continue following public health measures we know work and keep us safe.”