News release: April 11, 2021
Region of Peel’s vaccination efforts sees record setting numbers
Brampton, ON. (April 11, 2021) – Yesterday, the Region of Peel hit a record of 12,490 vaccine doses administered in a single day. This feat was achieved as the Region’s mass vaccination centres, together with our hospital partners and their clinics, have been working tirelessly to ensure that eligible residents get their vaccination in a safe manner while ensuring all protocols are strictly adhered to.
To date, the Region has administered almost 250,000 vaccine doses in our continuing campaign. Over 40% of our over 60 population have been vaccinated to date. Across our entire system of hospital and community fixed clinics, mobile, pharmacy, and primary care offerings, we will vaccinate nearly 90,000 residents in the coming week in moving younger age-groups towards eligibility.
The Region continues to advise residents as more appointments become available. We encourage residents to regularly check online for spots that may open up.
With these increasing volumes representing a transition to a new phase in our continued rollout, we are pleased to announce that starting tomorrow, Monday, April 12, Peel residents eligible to be vaccinated based on age and for any future eligible groups will be supported by the provincial telephone booking system (1-888-999-6488).
Peel Public Health's call centre will remain open to support the following priority groups in booking appointments: eligible health care workers, Indigenous adults and their household members, adult recipients of home care, and residents with very high risk and highest risk chronic health conditions.
COVID-19 vaccine clinics are by appointment only. If a resident has booked an appointment but is not eligible, they will not be vaccinated at the clinic. The Region’s call centres are experiencing higher than normal wait times and we request your patience at this time.
For information on eligibility and appointment booking, please visit peelregion.ca/coronavirus/vaccine
Yesterday was a record setting day for the Region of Peel. We saw 12,490 people come to our mass vaccination clinics and get their vaccine. This is exciting and I want to thank everyone who took the vaccine for doing the right thing. I encourage all eligible residents to please go online and book your appointments.
Unfortunately, this weekend also saw our highest number of reported cases in a single day. With the provincial stay at home order and the third wave surging in our community, I ask that everyone in Peel stay at home and go out only if absolutely necessary.
It is extremely important for us to stay home and stop the spread of the virus. These measures will save lives, protect our hospital system, and ensure the success of our vaccination program through an interruption of transmission and an eventual exit from current measures.
Dr. Lawrence Loh, Medical Officer of Health, Peel Region.
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.