News release: May 7, 2021
Peel launching largest vaccine week to date
As of May 7, in Peel Region 638,602 vaccine doses have been administered
Brampton, ON. (May 7, 2021) - This past week, the Region of Peel moved into the next phase of its mass vaccination plan thanks to increased vaccine received from the Province’s prioritization of vaccine for the community.
With additional vaccine received, Peel aims to deliver 150,000 needles in arms next week (the week starting May 10). This will be the Region’s biggest one-week total so far. At this pace, projections suggest that our campaign will reach its target of 75% first doses earlier than expected while also accelerating Ontario’s goal of reaching 65% first dose coverage by the end of May.
As part of the next phase, the Region of Peel is taking steps to provide even more opportunities for residents to get vaccinated by:
- Adding approximately 10,000 appointments per week for all residents 18 and older in Peel
- Extended hours at our mass vaccination clinics
- Additional 10 community workplace clinics being launched
- Expanding pharmacy and primary care offerings in our Region
Information on these expanded offerings will be provided in the coming days and throughout next week. The Region of Peel also continues to work with our community partners to reach our most vulnerable residents through continued community outreach.
All eligible residents of Peel born in or before 2003 who have not yet received their first dose are strongly encouraged to book their shot as soon as possible and to support the collective efforts of the community to control the COVID-19 pandemic in Peel.
This upcoming week represents the most exciting moment of our vaccination campaign to date. Our plan’s next phase brings us closer to reaching our goal of having 75% of residents receive their first dose. We know that stopping COVID-19 in Peel helps all of Ontario, and I encourage all eligible residents to get vaccinated without delay. We are grateful to the Province for their leadership and collaboration, and in particular for the hotspot allocation provided to us as we battle this severe third wave in our community. The additional doses we have received are allowing us to deploy planned expansions and initiatives to move our vaccination program into a higher gear.
Dr. Lawrence Loh, Medical Officer of Health
The feeling in our mass vaccination clinics is one of hope. The increase in vaccine supply means we can reach more residents faster and continue to protect our community. This is an exciting time in Peel, and we will continue to work hard and beat COVID together.
Nancy Polsinelli, Commissioner, Health Services
Vaccination progress in Peel Region
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 next 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.
There have been approximately 25,000 doses administered via Regional community outreach clinics, and approximately 8,000 doses administered via province-sponsored and workplace-sponsored community pop-up clinics.
The Region of Peel launched a vaccine stand-by list to ensure that any excess vaccine doses are used up at the end of the day at Peel Public Health clinics. Recently, the Region announced expanded hours at two vaccination clinics, resulting in an increase of almost 1000 appointments per day. Operating hours have been increased in response to constant high demand for appointments from residents and to allow for additional flexibility.
Visit peelregion.ca/covid19 for regular updates on priority groups and clinic locations and follow @regionofpeel on social media for news on COVID-19 and vaccine availability.
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.