News release: March 1, 2021
Update on who can get the vaccine and how to register in Peel
Brampton, ON. (March 1, 2021) – With over 50,000 first doses of COVID-19 vaccine delivered in Peel, anticipated increases in supply now supports the addition of new groups eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. This expansion of Peel's Community Mass Vaccination Plan represents another step towards providing protection for our most vulnerable and increasing community vaccine coverage with the goal of interrupting disease transmission in our community.
This update specifies which groups are now eligible for vaccination and how they can register through outreach or self-service appointment booking. Please note that vaccine supply continues to limit the number of appointments available. In the weeks to come, with more supply arriving in Peel, appointment availability will improve.
New: Seniors 80+ are now eligible to book appointments and receive vaccine in Peel
Vaccine supply is improving and Peel's hospital partners are able to open a limited number of spots in their clinics for vaccination of adults over the age of 80. Residents of Peel that meet this age criteria, based on year of birth (i.e. born 1941 or earlier), can visit the following websites to book in at their clinic of preference. These websites are being made available to speed up the vaccination of this important group in our community and will remain active until a centralized Provincial booking system launches.
Any resident of Peel (including Brampton, Mississauga, and Caledon) born in 1941 or earlier, can visit the following websites to book or pre-register at their clinic of preference. Please note that appointments may be limited due to supply.
- Brampton - William Osler Health System vaccine clinic: Book appointments online using the booking portal. Launching this evening March 1, 2021, for appointments starting tomorrow.
- Mississauga - Trillium Health Partners vaccine clinic: pre-registration for appointments for adults 80+.
Supply at Region of Peel-run community clinics remains limited and currently being prioritized to high-priority workers. When supply improves, a program to support housebound seniors and online booking for 80+ will be launched at these community clinics, increasing choice and access for the Peel community.
High-priority population groups also continue to access vaccine:
Active, front-line, and patient-facing workers in the following areas, who live or work in Peel, are currently prioritized to receive their COVID-19 vaccines, and are being contacted directly with instructions on how to book an appointment at Region of Peel run clinics:
- Long-term care homes
- Retirement homes
- Acute care and other hospital settings
- Team supporting outbreak response
- COVID-19 assessment centres
- COVID-19 vaccine clinics
- Mobile testing teams
- Firefighters and police providing medical first response
- High-risk community-based providers serving specialized patient populations (e.g. Community Health Centres, Adult Day Programs, Home and Community Care)
- Assisted living
- Correctional facilities
- Hospices and palliative care
- Supportive housing
- Primary care and community-based physicians, including their office staff
- Dentists, dental hygienists and their office staff.
"We continue to ramp up our system here in Peel to deliver more vaccines, every day, to those who need them the most. We're excited to be able to start vaccinating our community, offering protection to those who are rendered most vulnerable by age. While supply and appointments remain limited, we continue to ask for patience as we begin this journey together. I want to thank all our residents and workers in Peel for your support; if you are eligible, please sign up to get your shot to get protected and support our efforts to keep each other safe and end the pandemic in our community."
–Dr. Lawrence Loh, Medical Officer of Health
- Priority groups and vaccine allocation are directed by the Ontario government. This direction, along with considerations of vaccine supply, distribution, and administration, guides the order of who will be vaccinated in Peel.
- Getting the vaccine
For interviews with Dr. Lawrence Loh, Peel's Medical Officer of Health, please email Trish Krale.
Manager, Strategic Client Communications
Region of Peel
416-671-2567 – Media inquiries only – please visit the vaccine page for information.
About Peel Region
Peel Region 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.