Brampton - Peel Public Health will re-open its H1N1 vaccination clinics earlier than expected thanks to a new shipment of vaccine from the Province.
"Monday's announcement that more vaccine was on its way was music to our ears," said an obviously relieved Dr. David Mowat, Medical Officer of Health for the Region of Peel. "We want to be back in action as quickly as we possibly can – our residents deserve that from us."
Peel will re-open a single clinic one day early on Wednesday, November 11 at the International Centre in Mississauga. All other clinics across the region will resume operation Thursday on their previous hours, not with reduced hours as was originally expected.
"We expect to be busy right away," continued Mowat. "We encourage everyone to use the wait-time feature on our website to help plan their visit to one of our clinics."
The International Centre will operate from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 11. All other Brampton and Mississauga clinics will be open Thursday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Caledon clinic at the Albion Bolton Community Centre will open for its regular schedule from 3 to 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.
When the clinics re-open, priority will continue to be given to:
- People under 65 years of age with chronic medical conditions and their caregivers
- People who live with infants under 6 months of age, immuno-compromised people and those who cannot be vaccinated
- Children one year to 5 years of age
- Health care workers
Pregnant women and those with children 6 months to one year should contact their doctor or call Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine.
A complete schedule is available at http://www.peelregion.ca/ or by calling 905-799-7700