News release: October 29, 2021
“We’re ready when you are”: Peel Region announces fall and winter vaccination plan
Brampton - (October 29, 2021) – With more than 2.5 million doses already delivered, Peel’s vaccine system is rapidly expanding and will almost double by December 1 as new directives for COVID-19, like third doses and pediatrics, are approved by the Ontario government.
To achieve this, Peel will be offering a variety of clinic styles, large and small, across the community, so residents can choose the clinic that best meets their needs. Options include:
- 5 Public Health clinics (2 each in Brampton and Mississauga and 1 in Caledon)
- 275 System clinics (pharmacies, primary care clinics, hospital clinics and Ontario Health Team hubs)
- 150 community clinics including clinics at schools, places of worship, shopping malls, community agencies and homebound.
Expanded clinic capacity means Peel can also deliver routine immunizations for school-aged children that have been missed during the pandemic. Peel is also delivering flu vaccine to more than 700 doctor’s offices, walk-in clinics, and pharmacies to help further protect the community.
The plan focuses on three main areas for COVID-19:
- The last mile – continuing to target 1st and 2nd doses for the unvaccinated
- Pediatric vaccination for children aged 5 – 11 - 1st dose, as soon as it is approved
- Expanded eligibility for third doses - as identified by the Province
We are focussed on getting vaccines to people who want it in a way that is convenient for them. We are working hard to double our system capacity to ensure we are ready to meet the needs of our community while at the same time be ready to launch COVID-19 pediatric and 3rd dose immunizations for priority populations once approved by the province. I urge all residents, if you are eligible, please get vaccinated and if you have fears or concerns about vaccination, there are people in your community who you can speak to, to help ease those fears. Getting vaccinated remains our most effective way to exiting the acute phase of the pandemic.
Dr. Lawrence Loh, Medical Officer of Health, Peel Region
For more information on the plan, eligibility and where to get vaccinated visit the COVID-19 vaccine page.
Region of Peel
The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.