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News release: May 19, 2021

All individuals 12 years or older who live, work, or attend school in Peel can now book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at select clinics

Brampton, ON. (May 19, 2021) – Beginning Thursday, May 20 at 9 a.m., individuals aged 12 to 15 who live, work or attend school in Peel will be eligible to book an appointment in Peel Region. Bookings will be accepted for individuals who are 12 years of age and older at the time of vaccination. Pfizer is currently the only vaccine authorized by Health Canada for use in this age group.

How to book

Appointments for individuals aged 12 to 15 must be booked online using the Region of Peel’s booking system. If you need help booking, call the Region of Peel COVID-19 Vaccination Line at 905-791-5202, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week. As per Ministry guidance, appointments will be available at all seven Peel Public Health mass vaccination clinics, as well as the mobile school clinics and select pop-up clinics. Appointments will also be available to book at a William Osler Health System Vaccine Clinic in Peel.

Given the interest and demand to book appointments at our clinics, residents are encouraged to book as soon as possible. We ask for patience in booking as given the scale of this effort, there may be wait times to access the website or call centres. Generally, the fastest way to book an appointment is online, which provides real-time availability.

Visit our COVID-19 vaccine booking page for regular updates on priority groups and clinic locations and follow @regionofpeel on social media for news on COVID-19 and vaccine availability.

Additional Information

What is expected for consent for youth aged 12 to 15?

Individuals aged 12 years or older can consent to immunization on their own behalf provided they understand the benefits and risks of the procedure.

As with any other medical procedure, we encourage discussion with their family should it be pertinent.

What is required for proof of age?

In addition, proof of age will be required at time of vaccination. Examples include an Ontario health card or another form of government issued photo ID like a driver's license, passport, status card, valid health card from another province, or a birth certificate.

Media contacts

Trish Krale
Communication Specialist
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.