News release: November 22, 2021
COVID-19 vaccines available for Peel’s youngest superheroes
Brampton, ON. (November 22, 2021) – Peel Region is excited to inform residents they can start booking appointments for children 5 to 11 years old starting tomorrow morning at 8 a.m.
Residents must use the Ontario's vaccine booking system to book their appointments.
Appointments will be loaded into the system on Tuesday and Wednesday, starting on Friday, November 26 in Peel’s public clinics and continuing to January 9. More appointments will be made available regularly, so residents are encouraged to check frequently.
Please note that walk-ins for children 5 to 11 years old will not be available.
Clinics will remain open until 8:30 p.m. This will allow residents to book an after-school appointment and still get their little heroes to bed on time.
Every clinic will be able to administer vaccines to children 5 to 11 years old, and consideration will be given to ensure the clinic environment makes children and families feel safe and comfortable.
As vaccine supply quickly expands across Peel, more than 62,000 total doses will be available for children at all Peel locations, including fixed clinics, school clinics, pharmacies, primary care and community clinics between November 26 and January 9, 2022.
In addition, the vaccine system across Peel is expanding with more than 180,000 doses available for residents eligible for booster and third doses, and those seeking their first or second dose.
Preparing your children for vaccination can spark concerns and questions for parents, care givers and children themselves. Peel has resources to help navigate these feelings. Check our website peeregion.ca/coronavirus for more information or follow us on @regionofpeel on social media.
As a parent of children in this age group myself, I am thankful that we can finally offer protection to our youngest superheroes of this pandemic. Protecting our children with vaccine is about increasing confidence; confidence that their individual risk of rare but severe outcomes is greatly diminished, confidence that in person learning can be maintained, and confidence in ensuring that gatherings with family and friends are just a little bit safer. Each child that access protection for themselves also helps us draw closer to making this disease less novel for all of us. I could not be prouder and I thank them for being true heroes.
Dr. Lawrence Loh, Medical Officer of Health, Region of Peel.
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.