News release: January 25, 2022
90% of eligible Peel residents 12 years and over are double vaccinated
Brampton, ON (January 25, 2022) – Peel Public Health is excited to announce that 90% of eligible residents aged 12+ have received at least two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. This news comes on the heels of Peel's milestone of 3 million total doses administered across all age groups, and provides a strong basis for protection against COVID-19 in our community during this time of transition.
Residents have hundreds of clinic options to get vaccinated, including:
- Large clinics in Brampton, Caledon, and Mississauga
- Mobile clinics and "vax vans" in accessible and convenient locations, such as malls, workplaces and parks (weather permitting)
- Community clinics in trusted locations, such as schools and places of worship, co-designed with community partners
- Primary care and pharmacy clinics
- In-home vaccinations for those living in long term care, retirement homes or cannot get out of their homes
Residents can get their first, second or booster dose at any Peel Clinic. New clinics are added regularly as community needs are identified and clinics are now delivering both mRNA vaccine products approved for use in Canada.
As well, this weekend, Peel will host a second special family clinic and two dedicated clinics for our Black, African and Caribbean communities. Clinic details are posted on the Region's website
Vaccination remains the foundation for protection as we continue to face the Omicron variant, and Peel’s vaccine system continues to offer vaccines to residents at locations that best meets their needs. Peel Public Health urges all eligible residents to get their booster ahead of the province's scheduled reopening plan.
For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, including how to book an appointment check peelregion.ca/covid19vaccine
We are grateful to the residents who have supported our collective efforts to save lives and keep each other safe through the pandemic response. Despite the many challenges and barriers we faced, our community came together through four waves, first staying apart to keep each other safe and then, getting vaccinated. I’d also like to acknowledge the tremendous effort of our staff and all of our partners; without whom reaching these milestones would not be possible.
Dr. Lawrence Loh, Medical Officer of Health, Region of Peel
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.