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News release: January 21, 2022

Supply changes allow for choice of Pfizer or Moderna at Peel clinics

Brampton, ON (January 21, 2022) – Effective today, the adult Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be available as an option for individuals 30 years and older at all Peel Public Health clinics. Due to provincial supply constraints in late December, Peel clinics previously reserved their existing supply of Pfizer for those aged 12-29 based on direction from the Ministry of Health.

The Ontario government has confirmed a shipment of adult Pfizer will arrive in Peel next week which when combined with supply on-hand will allow immediate availability of both mRNA vaccines.

This change in policy means that all residents aged 18+ will have the choice of receiving either Moderna or Pfizer as booster protection ahead of provincial reopening.

Appointments are available at Peel clinics across Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. Book now at Get your vaccine - Region of Peel (peelregion.ca).

While the widespread transmission we've seen with the Omicron wave to date is starting to slow down, we know that getting vaccinated with two doses and a booster continues to be the cornerstone of protection for our residents against ending up in hospital with severe illness. Both mRNA vaccines provide strong protection, but we know that some residents have chosen to not book an appointment and even walked away from clinics when faced with just one vaccine option. The opportunity to offer residents a choice of mRNA vaccine for first, second, or booster doses is thus critical to our continued efforts. With reopening on the horizon, I urge all eligible residents to get protected as soon as possible, without delay.

Dr. Lawrence Loh, Medical Officer of Health, Region of Peel

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Jeff LeMoine
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.