As of Monday, May 3, at 8 a.m., all vaccine clinics in Peel region will accept bookings for individuals who are 18 years and older in 2021 within provincially-identified hotspot postal codes as follows:
· L4T, L4W, L4X, L4Z
· L5A, L5B, L5C, L5K, L5L, L5M, L5N, L5R, L5V, L5W
· L6P, L6R, L6S, L6T, L6V, L6W, L6X, L6Y, L6Z
· L7A, L7C
With the expansion of the booking eligibility, more residents will be able to receive the vaccines. Appointments are available at most Peel Public Health mass vaccination clinics immediately, as of Monday. Given the interest and demand to book appointments at our clinics, residents are encouraged to book as soon as possible but be patient since, in some instances, they may not get an appointment for a few days or longer because a large group of Peel residents is now newly eligible.
The 18+ eligible group can use Ontario’s vaccine booking system (as of 8 a.m. on May 3) to find out how to schedule an appointment or can call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line number at 1-833-943-3900. The full list of eligible groups and how to book an appointment can be found here - Book your COVID-19 vaccine - Region of Peel (peelregion.ca) The fastest way to book an appointment is online. Residents without internet access who need assistance booking can call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900 (TTY 1-866-797-0007). Information on how to prepare for an appointment and what to expect at a clinic is available at peelregion.ca/COVID19vaccine. This is a one-stop spot for Peel residents to book an appointment to get vaccinated at the clinic of their choice when it’s their turn. Visit peelregion.ca for regular updates on priority groups and clinic locations and follow @regionofpeel on social media for news on COVID-19 and vaccine availability.
Vaccine stand-by list is now available
The Region has launched a vaccine stand-by list to ensure that any excess vaccine doses are used up at the end of the day at Peel Public Health clinics. Vaccination doses taken from storage are closely matched to appointments for the day. At the end of each day, there may be a few doses of the vaccine left at clinics due to no-shows or cancellations. The purpose of the list is to ensure that no dose is wasted. The list will only hold 300 names each week.
Who can sign up? The vaccine stand-by is for individuals who: · Have not received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Second doses will not be given to people on the stand-by list.
· Are currently eligible to receive the vaccine and live in Peel.
· Are able to get to a Peel Public Health COVID-19 vaccine clinic within 15-30 minutes once they are contacted.
Important information about the list
· Signing up to the list does not guarantee that you will be called for a stand-by appointment. If excess doses of vaccine become available, we may call you.
· If you are eligible to receive the vaccine in Peel, you should still book your appointment at various clinics across Peel.
· People on the list will be randomly selected based on how many doses need to be used at the end of the day at each clinic.
· The list will only hold 300 people each week. Once this number is reached, a message in the sign-up form will notify you that no more names can be added to the list.
· The list will be cleared every Sunday at 11:59 p.m. You can sign up every week if you would like.
· People who arrive without receiving a phone call will not be vaccinated.
More information about the list and a registration form are available at peelregion.ca