News release: April 27, 2021
More vaccine clinics set to open in Peel hot spot communities
Peel Vaxx Pop Ups are available to those age 18 and over in neighbourhoods at higher risk from COVID-19
Brampton, ON (April 27, 2021) - Peel Vaxx Pop Ups will open in hot spot communities throughout Peel starting this week.
Peel Vaxx Pop Ups serve neighbourhoods and populations with higher incidence of COVID-19 related death, hospitalization, and transmission. Clinics are located in community hubs and are supported by key community organizations to provide vaccination in supportive environments.
Two Peel Vaxx Pop Ups will launch this week in partnership with the Ontario government, the Muslim Association of Canada, the Brampton Islamic Centre and others including the Canadian Muslim COVID-19 Task Force, to boost the vaccination efforts within the Muslim community during the month of Ramadan. These clinics will deliver 14,000 doses of vaccine.
Brampton Islamic Centre
6 Lowry Dr., Brampton
April 30 – May 11
MAC Islamic Community Centre of Ontario
2550 Dunwin Dr., Mississauga
April 30 – May 11
Appointment bookings will be available for the clinics above starting today at https://peelregion.ca/coronavirus/vaccine/book-appointment. Appointments are extremely limited. Demand is expected to be high which may cause issues with the registration system, we appreciate patience. Individuals over at 18 who live in the following hot spot postal codes are invited to book an appointment once registration is available:
- L4T, L4W, L4X, L4Z
- L5A, L5B, L5C, L5K, L5L, L5M, L5N, L5R, L5V, L5W
- L6P, L6R, L6S, L6T, L6V, L6W, L6X, L6Y, L6Z
- L7A, L7C
Additional Peel Vaxx Pop Ups serving hot spot communities will open throughout the month of May.
We have now delivered almost 500,000 COVID-19 vaccines to the most vulnerable in our community, including 70% of those over age 60. We are thrilled to be enabled by vaccine supply to enhance our mobile clinic strategy and open new Peel Vaxx Pop Ups within neighbourhoods to reach our hardest hit communities. By offering vaccination in trusted spaces close to home, in partnership with community groups and the provincial government, we will improve access to those with barriers.
Dr. Lawrence Loh, Medical Officer of Health, Region of Peel Public Health
Those who are eligible and able are encouraged to go to peelregion.ca/covid19vaccine to book an appointment at Peel’s 11 fixed site vaccination clinics. Vaccination is also available at select pharmacies and primary care providers across Peel for those age 40 and over.
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.