VACCINE ELIGIBILITY

Last Updated: Apr 29 11:00am

There are several ways to get vaccinated within the Region of Peel for populations that are eligible. Please review the information below to see what's available to you.

Mississauga-Streetsville is comprised entirely of hotspot postal codes (L5M, L5N, L5W) and the information contained herein pertains to these postal codes. If you live outside the riding please contact your local MPP for information specific to your community.

You may also stay up-to-date via the Region of Peel's COVID-19 Vaccination site: https://www.peelregion.ca/coronavirus/vaccine/book-appointment/.

If you have a health condition or any concerns as to whether a vaccine is right for you, please contact your doctor.

Do not contact your doctor to book a vaccine appointment.

How Are Vaccines Being Distributed?

1. Through a Mass Vaccination Site

The Region of Peel offers Mass Vaccination Sites throughout the Region including at the Paramount Centre, International Centre, and Region of Peel Headquarters.

Booking: via ontario.ca/bookvaccine or 1-888-999-6488 (8am-8pm)

Eligiblity:

  • Residents 45+ (born in 1976 or prior) in hotspot postal codes
  • Residents 60+ (born in 1961 or prior) elsewhere
  • Education staff who live or work in identified hotspot postal codes
  • Special Education Staff
  • Licensed childcare workers (MUST BOOK BY PHONE)
  • Indigenous adults 18+
  • Adults with Highest-Risk Health Conditions and one caregiver
    • Organ transplant recipients
    • Hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients
    • Neurological diseases in which respiratory function may be compromised (motor neuron disease, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis)
    • Haematological malignancy diagnosed less than 1 year
    • Kidney disease eGFR less than 30
    • Pregnant women
  • Adults with High-Risk Health Conditions
    • Obesity of BMI greater than 40
    • Other treatments causing immunosuppression (chemotherapy, immunity weakening medications)
    • Intellectual or developmental disabilities (Down Syndrome)

2. Through a Hospital Site

Trillium Health Partners is administering vaccines to eligible residents at the Mississauga Hospital and University of Toronto Mississauga Campus.

Booking: via thp.ca

Eligibility:

  • Residents 45+ (born in 1976 or prior) in hotspot postal codes
  • Residents 60+ (born in 1961 or prior) elsewhere
  • Education staff who live or work in identified hotspot postal codes
  • Special Education Staff
  • Indigenous adults 18+
  • Adults with Highest-Risk Health Conditions and one caregiver
    • Organ transplant recipients
    • Hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients
    • Neurological diseases in which respiratory function may be compromised (motor neuron disease, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis)
    • Haematological malignancy diagnosed less than 1 year
    • Kidney disease eGFR less than 30
    • Pregnant women
  • Adults with High-Risk Health Conditions
    • Obesity of BMI greater than 40
    • Other treatments causing immunosuppression (chemotherapy, immunity weakening medications)
    • Intellectual or developmental disabilities (Down Syndrome)

3. Through a Participating Pharmacy

Multiple pharmacies are offering vaccines throughout the Region. For a full list of participating pharmacies click here. Please contact the pharmacy directly to arrange.

Booking: via the participating pharmacy.

Eligibility: 40+

4. Through an Employer-Operated Site

The Region of Peel and Province of Ontario are working together to establish vaccination sites at high-risk employment settings such as warehousing and manufacturing. Employees will be vaccinated, followed by community members 18+. For more information please visit the Region of Peel's Website.

Booking:

  • Employees of selected locations will be contacted by their employer
  • Community members will be informed about the location of 18+ community pop-ups as they become operational

Eligibility:

  • If you are an employee of the high-risk site host
  • 18+ in the identified hotspot postal code(s)

5. Through a Community-Operated Site

The Region of Peel and Province of Ontario are working together to establish vaccination sites to fairly and equitably administer vaccines. Two locations have been announced: Brampton Islamic Centre and MAC Islamic Community of Toronto. For more information please visit the Region of Peel's Website.

Booking: via the Region of Peel's Website or 905-791-5202

Eligibility: 18+ residing in the identified hotspot postal code(s)

6. At Home

Peel residents who can’t leave their home to get the COVID-19 vaccine because of mental, social, physical, or cognitive limitations, can pre-register as a homebound resident. Send the Region an email and they will contact you to complete your sign-up to get the vaccine in your home. Those receiving Home-Care who are 18+ are also eligible to be vaccinated at home.

Booking:

Eligibility:

  • For home-care recipients: Any home-care recipient 18+
  • For those otherwise unable to leave home: 18+

Frequently Asked Questions

Which Vaccine Should I Get?

The first vaccine you are eligible for is the best one you can get. All vaccines approved for use in Canada have undergone rigorous study by Health Canada for safety and efficacy.

More information about the safety of vaccines in Canada is available here.

 

I'm Not Eligible to Get a Vaccine Yet. Why?

Like all jurisdictions, Ontario is working with Public Health Units to prioritize the roll-out of vaccines to those who need them most. Ontario's three-phase vaccine plan is in line with recomendations from the federal National Advisory Committee on Immunizations (NACI). Some PHUs may be further along than others due to local factors. Dependent on supply from the Federal Government (responsible for procuring vaccines from manufacturers) we anticipate that we will move into Phase 3 (General Availability) by July. As of April 29, more than 5 million vaccines have been administered in Ontario.

Learn more about Ontario's three-phase vaccination plan here.

Learn more about NACI's recommendation here.

 

Why the 4 Month Delay in Dosing?

In March, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization released updated guidance on COVID-19 vaccines, recommending that the interval between the first and second dose be extended up to 4 months. 

This recommendation is based on the importance of maximizing vaccination within the current context of limited vaccine supply and significant community transmission. To make this decision NACI considered:

  • Review of recent scientific studies of efficacy and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines
  • Real world effectiveness demonstrating a sustained high level of protection after the first dose of vaccine
  • Immunological principles and vaccine science
  • Modelling data from the Public Health Agency of Canada that examined different strategies to prevent the greatest numbers of symptomatic disease, hospitalizations and deaths
  • Vaccine supply projections

Should the supply of vaccines increase, it is expected that the interval would be shortened.

Learn more about NACI's decision here.