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Region of Peel Making Changes to Vaccination Program

Submitted to Just Sayin' Caledon

As Peel Region celebrates close to 2 million doses delivered and over 79 percent of eligible residents aged 18+ receiving their first dose and 55 percent of residents aged 18+ receiving their second dose, the Region of Peel is making changes to aspects of the vaccination program.    

 As part of this approach, the International Centre mass vaccination clinic will close on July 26thAll other clinics will continue to operate at this time with some adjustments based on community need.  

Mobile clinics and outreach efforts will continue to reach residents who have not yet accessed first doses or complete vaccination with second doses, and it is anticipated that increased focus on these efforts will ramp up soonThis includes continued vaccination of home bound residents and pop-up clinics in the community at schools and other neighbourhood spacesThese efforts will continue to reduce barriers to vaccination in areas of lower uptake, so no one gets left behind  

All residents who are 12 years or older are encouraged to book their first dose if they haven’t received it yet. Residents are also being asked to rebook their second dose as quickly as possible if it has been 28 days since their first dose.  

Appointments are available, including walk-in appointments at select clinics.   

Residents can book appointments at: 

1.    A different Peel Public Health vaccination clinic. Book online through the provincial booking system or call the provincial call centre at 1-833-943-3900. 

2.    Any of Peel’s pop-up clinics. 

3.    A participating pharmacy or a primary care setting.  

Evidence is increasingly clear that currently available vaccines are safe, effective, and interchangeable, and widespread two dose protection will assure our continued reopening. Data shows that those who are most at risk of severe outcomes of COVID-19 infection are those who are wholly or partially unvaccinated.  

“We want to thank all residents who have rolled up their sleeves and quickly accessed first and second dose protection. Because of you, we can celebrate these fantastic milestones. If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, I urge you to access this protection as soon as possible. We have appointments available, including walk-in appointments, so please don’t delay.” said Dr. Lawrence Loh, Medical Officer of Health, Peel Region.

The Region of Peel is committed to ensuring that every resident who wants to get vaccinated gets both doses as quickly as possible; including youth as they prepare for going back to school in September.  

 

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