News release: May 10, 2021
‘Doses After Dark’ 32-hour vaccination clinic coming to Peel Region
Peel is on track to vaccinate 75 per cent of the eligible population with a first dose
Brampton, ON. (May 10, 2021) – For greater convenience in booking for our residents (and to have a little fun!), the Region of Peel will be running a "Doses After Dark" 32-hour marathon clinic at the International Centre in Mississauga this weekend. The clinic will run from 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 15 around the clock to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 16.
This will be like no other Peel clinic held so far. We want to celebrate the amazing progress of the vaccine rollout in our region to date by vaccinating more people in a 32-hour period than has been done before. In the span of 32 hours, more than 7,600 doses will be given, including over 5,000 delivered during the overnight hours. This will be the most vaccines administered at a single clinic since the start of our campaign.
Peel residents will be able to book appointments starting Tuesday, May 11 for "Doses After Dark" – anyone over 18 can help crush COVID by filling these spots in our community effort to push us closer to our goal of 75% first doses.
- Special Guests
We are excited to invite some of the most notable doctors and vaccine administrators in Peel Region to join us at this clinic. Keep your eyes open for notable greeters and line monitors as well, as we roll out the red carpet for our overnighters!
- What to watch for
Joining us under the stars? We have some fun surprises and giveaways planned to make sure that everyone coming to the clinic this weekend has a great experience.
- Shot clock
Look out for the 32-hour shot clock that will be running at the clinic so we can keep track of how many vaccines are administered.
Vaccine Progress in Peel
As of May 7, a total of 638,602 vaccine doses have been administered in Peel. We expect to administer an additional 150,000 doses in the coming week alone. Peel has administered a first dose to 612,128 individuals, and 26,474 have been fully vaccinated (two doses). As of May 6, 44% of adults aged 18 and older who live in Peel have received at least one vaccine dose.
I"m calling on all our residents 18+ to help fill these overnight spots at "Doses After Dark!" Let"s do everything we can, together, to keep the momentum going in Peel and reach our goal of 75% first dose coverage in our community even sooner than previously anticipated.
Dr. Lawrence Loh, Medical Officer of Health
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.