July 14, 2021
The Region of Peel is hosting a “Transportation Weekend” vaccine clinic on July 17 and July 18 to provide first and second dose vaccines to those that work in the transportation sector. This includes truck drivers, taxi and bus drivers, as well as couriers and those that work for rideshare companies as well as other company employees.
The clinic is being held at the International Centre and will operate from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm. on both days. The location was chosen due to its proximity to Highway 401 and its ability to allow truck drivers to park their vehicles.
Due to the mobile nature of their work, individuals in the transport industry have increased exposure to COVID-19. They spend long hours on the road, often doing shift work, or in the case of truck drivers, are away from home for long periods of time. These factors present barriers to these essential workers getting vaccinated.
According to Peel Public Health, between March 2020 and May 2021, there have been over 100,000 reported COVID-19 cases in the Region of Peel, and 2,000 of these cases identified as truck drivers. The clinic will help Peel increase second dose coverage in Peel and provide increased access to vaccine appointments for those that work in this sector.
For those wishing to schedule an appointment visit:
Date: Saturday, July 17th to Sunday, July 18th
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
International Centre (map)
6900 Airport Rd. Mississauga