Even as thousands of doses of COVID-19 vaccines are administered daily in Peel Region, the third wave of the pandemic rages on and residents need to adhere to stringent public health measures to keep themselves and their loved ones safe. In short, that means staying home as much as possible. New variants of the virus are more transmissible and cause more severe illness in increasingly younger populations. These variants are spreading faster and putting pressure on hospital capacity throughout the Region. This, coupled with a limited vaccine supply in mid- to late-April, means the pandemic is far from over. Peel Health has advised that many more vaccines are on their way in early May, enabling more appointments and increasing eligibility for new populations.
STAY AT HOME ORDER
Peel – and all of Ontario – remains under a Stay-At-Home order until at least mid-May. This means limiting travel from home to essential trips only. Do not gather indoors or outdoors with anyone outside of your household. Please enjoy the city’s parks and trails for leisure use. Playgrounds are also open; parents, please ensure your children are wearing masks at the playground as they will invariably come within 2 metres of other children as they are playing. Basketball courts, tennis courts, skateboard parks and golf courses are closed, by provincial order.
The Mayor and Members of Council in Mississauga are hosting another tele-townhall where residents can hear from medical experts at the Region of Peel and Trillium Health Partners about the state of the pandemic locally and ask related questions. It is to be held on Wednesday, May 5 at 6 pm. Residents can join by telephone or participate online.
I am including below Peel’s most recent update on vaccine eligibility and clinic sites, as of April 29, 2021. This information changes often and, in fact, could be outdated depending on when you are reading this. As always, for the latest information, please visit Peel Region’s COVID web site at: https://www.peelregion.ca/coronavirus/.
Vaccine Update April 29 – Region of Peel < PDF with active links