News release: June 29, 2021
‘Crushing COVID’ Youth Vaccination Clinic Coming to Peel Region
Peel is on track to vaccinate 65 per cent of the eligible youth with a first dose
Brampton, ON (June 28, 2021) – To get more youth vaccinated (and to have a little fun!), the Region of Peel will be running ‘Crushing COVID’, a youth-focused clinic at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre in Mississauga this Saturday, July 3 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
At this clinic, we will administer 1,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to youth 12-17 years old and first doses to their family members who may still need one. We want to continue with our region’s amazing vaccine rollout to get our youth and their families vaccinated before the return to school in September.
Peel youth will be able to book a first or second dose appointment for ‘Crushing COVID’ starting Tuesday, June 29. Limited walk-in appointments will be available for youth and their family members who still need a first dose. Appointments will be available starting Tuesday, June 29.
What to watch for
Joining us this weekend? We have some fun surprises and giveaways planned to make sure that everyone coming to the clinic this weekend has a great experience.
Vaccine Progress in Peel
As of June 25, a total of 70,290 vaccine doses have been administered to Peel youth. Peel has administered a first dose to 75% of residents 12 years and older, and 27% of residents 12 years and older have been fully vaccinated (two doses).
I’m calling on all our youth and their families to help fill these spots at ‘Crushing COVID’! Together, we can keep the momentum going in Peel and get vaccinated. Protecting ourselves and our community will keep us safe through the summer before we head back to school in September.
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.