Peel, Toronto Vaccine Clinics Open For Those Over 70

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On Tuesday, Premier Doug Ford along with Deputy Premier of and Minister of Health Christine Elliot, Solicitor General Sylvia Jones and General Hillier visited the Humber River Hospital newvaccination site in the Downsview Area. Pic: Doug Ford

PEEL: Seniors in Peel Region, who are 70 years and older are getting their vaccinations at Peel Public Health vaccine clinics in Brampton, Mississauga, and Caledon, All vaccine clinics in the Peel region are now taking bookings for the following groups who wish to receive the COVID-19 vaccine:

Seniors 70 years and older; Eligible Health Care Workers  - Check eligibility for a more detailed list of who falls within that group; Indigenous Adults 18 years and older.

Book an appointment online. Residents without internet access who need assistance booking can call 905-791-5202.

Information on how to prepare for an appointment and what to expect at a clinic is available at peelregion.ca/COVID19vaccine.

This is a one-stop spot for all residents of Peel to access vaccine at the clinic of their choice when it’s their turn. Seniors who have challenges getting to and from the vaccine clinic can use TransHelp.

Call 905-791-1015 at least 48 hours before your appointment to make your booking. You don’t need to be a TransHelp client to use this service.

Dr. Lawrence Loh, Peel Medical Officer of Health, said: “Reaching this milestone represents a significant step forward, I’m so thankful for our partners, our planning teams, and the frontline workers who are working day in and day out to grow capacity in the system, and invite in more and more residents and workers in Peel to be vaccinated.

This milestone is also a reminder that we have a lot of work ahead of us. We’ve learned that taking care of each other during the pandemic involves a number of measures – and vaccination is one important piece of that journey towards health and recovery.”

City of Toronto vaccine clinics will be open throughout the Easter weekend to continue to vaccinate all people age 70 and older against COVID-19.

To date, more than 493,867 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Toronto by the City, hospitals, healthcare partners, and pharmacies.

More than 71,268 people have booked COVID-19 vaccination appointments at a Cityrun clinic. Appointments are available throughout the holiday weekend and residents born in 1951 or earlier are encouraged to book now to secure an available appointment.

Toronto also announced the Vaccine Equity Transportation Plan. The City has partnered with transportation organizations to get eligible seniors, adults with disabilities and adults who are immunocompromised to and from vaccination appointments within Toronto. The program is not fully up and running yet but does have rides available next week.

To book a ride contact:
• Toronto Ride, www.torontoride.ca or 416-481-5250
• iRide, www.circleofcare.com/vaccinerides or 1-844-474-3301
• Scarborough Ride, https://www.schcontario.ca/scarboroughride.html or 416-736-9372

Additional details about eligibility, how to book and transportation options are all on the City’s COVID-19 webpages: www.toronto.ca/covid-19.

The City is also urging Torontonians to help and encourage their eligible friends, family and neighbors to book an appointment. Anyone who is able can help the eligible seniors in their life by letting them know they can book vaccination appointments, helping them access the online booking system on www.toronto.ca/covid-19 or the Provincial Vaccine Information Line at 1-888-999-6488 (TTY 1-866-797-0007) and driving, accompanying or arranging transportation to their appointment.

When attending an appointment, eligible seniors can bring someone to assist them – whether with transportation, mobility, translation or other need.

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