Many people over the age of 50 can now get vaccinated in Brampton.
New guidelines announced today show that areas that are considered COVID hotspots – of which many Brampton communities fall into – will allow residents to book their shots.
The affected areas are indicted by postal codes. The ones in Brampton are the ones listed here going by the first three letters:
The move comes as a new COVID-19 vaccination clinic has opened in Brampton today.
The new location is the Chris Gibson Recreations Centre at 125 McLaughlin Rd.
This site is the 11th In Peel Region to deliver the vaccine, the fifth that is operating in Brampton.
Right now there are several ways for Brampton residents to receive the vaccination is you meet the qualifications.
Anyone over the age of 55 can book a vaccine appointment at one of several pharmicies across the city. To see your options click here.
As well, residents who are in in priority populations groups, Indigenous adults, and adults over 60 years of age can book in Brampton, too.
In addition, starting today, individuals with the following highest-risk health conditions will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination in Ontario:
Organ transplant recipients;
Hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients;
People with neurological diseases in which respiratory function may be compromised (e.g., motor neuron disease, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis);
Haematological malignancy diagnosed less than one year ago;
Sickle cell disease;
Kidney disease eGFR< 30; and Essential caregivers for individuals in the groups listed above. Other groups that will become eligible to receive vaccines as part of Phase Two of the Ontario immunization program include: Individuals with specific health conditions which make them at high-risk or at-risk, as well as some primary caregivers; People who live and work in congregate settings and some primary caregivers; and, Certain workers who cannot work from home (e.g., elementary / secondary school staff, food manufacturing workers, high-risk and critical retail workers, and more).