The Region of Peel (Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon)–one of the hardest-hit COVID-19 hotspots in all of Canada–is officially being included in the province’s pharmacy vaccination pilot program
On April 1, the province announced that it’s adding over 350 additional pharmacies and more primary care settings to its two ongoing vaccination programs. Previously, the pharmacy program was only available in Toronto, Kingston and Windsor.
According to the province, all of the newly included pharmacy and primary care locations will be offering the AstraZeneca vaccine to individuals aged 55 and over, with some locations to begin offering the vaccine as early as Saturday, April 3, 2021.
“Ontario’s capacity to get needles in arms continues to grow by the day,” said Premier Doug Ford in a statement.
“Thanks to the determination and commitment of members of Team Ontario we are ahead of schedule and administering more vaccines than all of the other provinces combined. We are ready to dramatically increase the number of vaccines we can administer once we receive a steady and reliable supply from the federal government.”
Earlier this month, Ontario began offering the vaccine to individuals aged 60 and over at pharmacies and primary care settings. With today’s expansion bringing the total number of pharmacies offering the vaccine to nearly 700 locations, it is expected that this number could reach approximately 1,500 by the end of April.
The following pharmacies in Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon will begin offering vaccinations to people 55 and over:
100 BISCAYNE CRES / /BRAMPTON /ON /L6W4S1
160 MAIN ST S UNIT 2 / /BRAMPTON /ON /L6W2E1
25 GREAT LAKES DR / /BRAMPTON /ON /L6R2S5
930 NORTH PARK DR / /BRAMPTON /ON /L6S3Y5
4515 EBENEZER RD SUITE 110 / /BRAMPTON /ON /L6P2K7
11965 HURONTARIO ST / /BRAMPTON /ON /L6Z3C9
UNIT 379-25 PEEL CENTRE DR / /BRAMPTON /ON /L6T3R5
25 PEEL CENTRE DR / /BRAMPTON /ON /L6T3R5
10035 HURONTARIO ST /UNITS 13-15 /BRAMPTON /ON /L6Z0E6
499 MAIN ST SOUTH / /BRAMPTON /ON /L6Y1N7
35 WORTHINGTON AVE / /BRAMPTON /ON /L7A2Y7
456 VODDEN ST E / /BRAMPTON /ON /L6S5Y7
A01-545 STEELES AVE WEST / /BRAMPTON /ON /L6Y4E7
60 QUARRY EDGE DR / /BRAMPTON /ON /L6V1K2
5085 MAYFIELD ROAD / /BRAMPTON /ON /L6R3S9
3998 COTTRELLE BLVD / /BRAMPTON /ON /L6P2R1
5900 RODEO DR / /MISSISSAUGA /ON /L5R3S9
3180 LAIRD RD / /MISSISSAUGA /ON /L5L6A2
7205 GOREWAY DRIVE / /MISSISSAUGA /ON /L4T2T9
4141 DIXIE RD / /MISSISSAUGA /ON /L4W1V5
100 CITY CENTRE DR / /MISSISSAUGA /ON /L5B2C9
3980 GRAND PARK DR / /MISSISSAUGA /ON /L5B4M6
5035 HURONTARIO ST / /MISSISSAUGA /ON /L4Z3X7
1585 MISSISSAUGA VALLEY BLVD / /MISSISSAUGA /ON /L5A3W9
9,10-4646 HERITAGE HILLS BLVD / /MISSISSAUGA /ON /L5R1Y4
101-5602 TENTH LINE W / /MISSISSAUGA /ON /L5M5S5
B7-1240 EGLINTON AVE WEST / /MISSISSAUGA /ON /L5V1N3
SHERIDAN MALL /2225 ERIN MILLS PKWY /MISSISSAUGA /ON /L5K1T9
1-5425 CREDITVIEW RD / /MISSISSAUGA /ON /L5V2P3
377 BURNAMTHORPE RD EAST / /MISSISSAUGA /ON /L5A3Y1
1221 BLOOR ST E / /MISSISSAUGA /ON /L4Y2N8
7070 MCLAUGHLIN RD / /MISSISSAUGA /ON /L5W1W7
1250 SOUTH SERVICE RD / /MISSISSAUGA /ON /L5E1V4
2425 TRUSCOTT DRIVE / /MISSISSAUGA /ON /L5J2B4
1500 DUNDAS ST EAST / /MISSISSAUGA /ON /L4X1L4
3353 CREDIT WOODLANDS / /MISSISSAUGA /ON /L5C2K1
3050 ARGENTIA RD / /MISSISSAUGA /ON /L5N8E1
1207 HURONTARIO STREET / /MISSISSAUGA /ON /L5G3H2
5100 ERIN MILLS PARKWAY / /MISSISSAUGA /ON /L5M4Z5
250 LAKESHORE ROAD WEST / /MISSISSAUGA /ON /L5H1G3
1185 DUNDAS ST E / /MISSISSAUGA /ON /L4Y2C6
405 QUEEN ST SOUTH / /BOLTON /ON /L7E2B5
102-15955 AIRPORT RD / /CALEDON /ON /L7C1H9
As for the primary care pilot (which allows select family physicians to give shots to their own patients), the province says that that initiative is expanding from locations in six public health unit regions to every region across the province.
Additional pharmacies and primary care settings will continue to be added over time.
The province says that as of March 31, over 2,275,000 vaccine doses have been administered across the province, with over 81 per cent of Ontario residents aged 80 and over having received at least one dose. More than half of residents aged 75 to 79 have now received their first shot. Over 317,000 Ontarians are fully immunized, including 91 per cent of long-term care residents.
Vaccinations with the AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccine at pharmacies require an appointment to be made in advance. As of April 3, eligible adults aged 55 and over (or who are turning 55 in 2021) who are interested in booking an appointment, can visit ontario.ca/pharmacycovidvaccine to find a participating pharmacy and can contact the pharmacy to make an appointment.
Vaccinations with the AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccine at primary care settings will expand according to available supply. Appointments are not being taken by request at this time and family doctors are currently calling eligible patients to offer appointments.