New COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for Black, African and Caribbean Residents
Bramalea Civic Centre will be the site of a new Peel Vaxx Pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic, starting May 15. The clinic will provide a positive vaccination environment to those who identify as Black (e.g., Black-Canadian, African, Caribbean, Afro-Latin, Afro-Indigenous etc.) and live in Brampton and Malton.
This clinic is a collaboration between Roots Community Services, Wellfort Community Health Services, Black Health Task Force of Peel, Black Health Alliance, Black Physicians Association of Ontario, Region of Peel Public Health and the Ontario Ministry of Health.
The positive environment involves the inclusion of Black staff and volunteers including vaccinators. The clinic will also prominently feature culturally relevant music. Community organizations will be doing community outreach to support vaccine confidence and help residents with booking.
Bramalea Civic Centre, 150 Central Park Dr, Brampton, ON L6T 1B4
May 15 – June 11
Peel residents 18 years of age and older who identify as Black (e.g., Black-Canadian, African, Caribbean, Afro-Latin, Afro-Indigenous etc.) and live in Brampton or Malton (L4T, L6P, L6R, L6S, L6T, L6V, L6W, L6X, L6Y, L6Z, L7A postal codes).
People who meet the eligibility criteria above can book a vaccination appointment by going to: rootscs.org/covid-19.
Vaccine Progress in Peel:
As of May 7, a total of 638,602 vaccine doses have been administered in Peel. We expect to administer an additional 150,000 doses in the coming week alone. Peel has administered a first dose to 612,128 individuals, and 26,474 have been fully vaccinated (two doses). As of May 6, 44% of adults aged 18 and older who live in Peel have received at least one vaccine dose.
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.