- Who is getting the vaccine next? Where?
Peel Region remains focused on vaccinating health care workers which follows the provincial prioritization framework. As vaccine supply improves, hospitals are booking limited spots for adults over the age of 80.
Mississauga residents that meet this age criteria (born in 1941 or earlier), can visit the Trillium Health Partners Vaccine Clinic website and pre-register in order to be contacted for an appointment: THP Vaccination Registration (trilliumhealthpartners.ca)
No walk-in appointments will be offered, only residents who have a booked appointment should attend the clinics.
The next groups invited for vaccination are dentists and staff, community-based pharmacists and staff, and other high priority health care workers (midwives, birth centres, death professionals, laboratory staff).
Vaccine supply continues to limit the number of appointments available. In the weeks to come, with more supply arriving in Peel, appointment availability will improve. Clinics will be opened wider for appointments as soon as possible and detailed information on how to book appointments will be available very soon.
- I am 80 or older, can I book an appointment now?
Any resident of Peel (including Brampton, Mississauga, and Caledon) born in 1941 or earlier, can visit the following websites to book or pre-register to be contacted for an appointment at their clinic of preference. Please note that appointments may be limited due to supply.
- Mississauga – Trillium Health Partners vaccine clinic: pre-registration for appointments for adults 80+ THP Vaccination Registration – https://op.trilliumhealthpartners.ca/vaccinationreg/
- Brampton – William Osler Health System vaccine clinic: Book appointments online using the booking portal at https://www.williamoslerhs.ca/patients-and-families/preparing-for-your-visit-or-stay/coronavirus-information-for-patients-families/covid-19-vaccine/
With the promise of more vaccine in the coming weeks, the Region of Peel will provide vaccination bookings for those who are over 80 years of age next week. Later this week, the Region of Peel will actively promote an online registration portal as well as the vaccine phone line.
- What about seniors with mobility issues?
Organizations who serve seniors are engaged with us to ensure plans are in place for those who cannot easily get to clinics. Strategies include mobile clinics in community settings, transportation support through TransHelp and leveraging local service providers. The type of vaccine we have approved right now limits our immediate ability to move it around easily. As other products are approved greater options will be available.
- Where are the mass vaccination sites?
Peel Public Health is preparing mass vaccination sites for the greater public once vaccine supply increases.
There are four confirmed locations in Mississauga:
- 7120 Hurontario – Region of Peel headquarters
- 5500 Rose Cherry Place – Paramount Field House
- 6900 Airport Rd – International Centre and
- 3359 Mississauga Rd – University of Toronto Mississauga
A full list of the clinic openings and dates can be found here.
Once supply increases, the Province expects that vaccines will start to become available in Primary Care Facilities and pharmacies. Right now, we don’t have the type of vaccine that doctors can store in their offices so we need to begin our vaccine program with mass clinics.
- How are vaccines being booked?
The Province is working on having an Ontario-wide booking site launched on March 15. Until then, each region is responsible for booking vaccines for those who are eligible in their region. Information on how to book and location information will be available on the Region of Peel website and social media platforms.
- How are residents being notified?
Peel Region is working with community partners who serve older adults to help get the word out. Peel Public Health will also be advertising everywhere, and in different languages to serve our diverse community.
Please continue to visit peelregion.ca/coronavirus/vaccine/ for up to date information.
- Can residents who are younger than 80 book a future-dated appointment?
No. We need to make sure we have enough vaccines and appointment slots for those who are currently eligible.
8. Is there someone I can call to help versus going online?
Region of Peel COVID-19 Vaccination Line is 905-791-5202.