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News release: July 7, 2021

Peel Region using all avenues to reach vulnerable residents with vaccine

No resident will be left behind in the drive to vaccinate all eligible residents as quickly as possible

Brampton, ON (July 7, 2021) – Peel Region has been one of the hardest hit regions in the country with COVID-19.  Many of our residents cannot work from home and have kept others safe at home by keeping the economy and the supply chain moving. And the unique demographics of our region has meant that many of our residents have been at greater risk of exposure to the disease during this pandemic.

To see some compelling videos of how COVID-19 has impacted our residents, robbed them of loved ones and created a powerful desire to get vaccinated, please check out our Real Peel, Real Voices campaign videos.

Since the beginning of the vaccine rollout, a robust plan has been in place in Peel Region to ensure all of our residents have access to the vaccine and ensure no person is left behind. We know that our hardest to reach residents face significant barriers and we have a dedicated outreach program that is working to vaccinate this population.

The Region of Peel has been working with community agencies and community health ambassadors to reduce barriers to vaccination for people in the hardest hit neighbourhoods. This critical work helped identify potential physical, cultural, language and other barriers and supported the development of solutions.

Some of those solutions have driven us to meet our residents where they are, whether that be in their homes, workplaces, community centres, etc., rather than requiring all to attend a mass vaccination clinic. This important work requires the time and commitment of many dedicated employees, ensuring access to vaccination and the long-term safety of all of our residents.

In addition to the vaccinations being administered at the 11 fixed clinic locations in Peel, the work to date to reach the most vulnerable in our community with vaccines has resulted in:

Long-term care and retirement homes:

Number of locations: 62

Doses administered: 18,019
(first and second doses)

Primary care

Number of locations: 42

Doses administered: 48,248
(as of July 2)

Pharmacy

Number of locations: 191

Doses administered: 196,390
(as of July 2)

Community clinics:

  • Sheridan (9,425)
  • Ontario Khalsa Darbar/Malton Masjid (6,643)
  • Bramalea Civic Centre (12,701)
  • Muslim Association of Canada (7,608)
  • Brampton Islamic Centre (6086)
  • Region of Peel Mobile Team Clinics (2,500)

Number of locations: 27
Planning underway for second dose clinics

Doses administered: Approximately 45,000
(majority first doses)

Congregate settings:

  • Seniors social housing
  • Shelters
  • Group homes for adults with developmental disabilities
  • Supportive housing/assisted living
  • Hospices
  • Youth Detention Centre
  • Mental Health and Addiction Settings

Number of locations: 106
Second dose clinics are underway

Doses administered: Approximately 6,800
(majority first doses)

Employer-led workplace clinics:

Planning is underway for 12 second dose workplace clinics – 35,000 doses to be administered

Number of locations: 26
(first dose clinics – includes 14 employer-led clinics hosted on-site and 12 clinics that were supported by the Red Cross Mobile Teams
Planning for 26 second dose clinics is underway

Doses administered: Approximately 40,000
(majority first doses)

Homebound residents

Number of locations: 2,000

Doses administered: Approximately 2,170
(as of July 7, over 2,170 homebound residents and their caregivers have received their first doses through mobile clinics. This represents 88% of homebound residents with dose 1, and 34% with dose 2.)

Media contact

Trish Krale
Communication Specialist
Region of Peel
437-533-7413

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.