Early second doses for more Peel residents best defense against rising Delta variant

With concern due to the Delta variant growing in Peel, shortened second-dose bookings will open Monday for residents aged 70+ and those who received an mRNA (Pfizer or Moderna) vaccine on or before April 18. Appointments will be available at 8:00 am Monday, June 7th in the provincial booking system at covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/ or by calling the provincial booking line at 1-833-943-3900. 

Some pharmacies and primary care providers in the region may offer eligible residents access to their second dose this weekend if supply allows. A summary of current eligibility and how to book second doses is available on the Peel Region website at  COVID-19 vaccine – Region of Peel (peelregion.ca) 

According to projections from the Ontario Science Table, the Delta variant (B.1617) will replace B.117 as the dominant strain of COVID-19 in Peel in under four weeks. In addition to vaccination, adhering to safe public health practices remains a priority for Peel in reducing transmission of all variants of COVID-19.