COVID-19 vaccines may be in short supply, but details on where Peel Region mass virus immunization sites could be located are continuing to emerge.
Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie said Wednesday, Feb. 3 that The International Centre and Carmen Corbasson Community Centre in the city’s Lakeview neighbourhood are being considered as mass COVID-19 vaccination sites.
Peel’s medical officer of health, Dr. Lawrence Loh, said Feb. 3 that Crombie “identified some of the sites that have met our criteria,” but did not disclose any additional locations.
“There will be more sites and there will be more announcements, once the details are ironed out and finalized,” he said.
Peel Health previously revealed that vaccine clinics for health-care workers are planned at Region of Peel buildings at 7120 Hurontario St. in Mississauga and 10 Peel Centre Dr. in Brampton, the latter of which also provides flu and other immunization shots.
Peel spokesperson Trish Krale said in a Feb. 4 email those sites will be “clinic ready” by Feb. 18, but their opening depends on COVID-19 vaccine supply.
Century Gardens Community Centre in Brampton, Caledon East Community Complex and River Grove Community Centre in Mississauga have also been named as COVID-19 vaccination sites by Peel Public Health.
The regional health authority said those locations would open between February and April, serving priority groups identified by the province first and then for the broader community when vaccine supply is available.
In January, Pfizer vaccine shipments were delayed as the company retooled its European manufacturing operations.
That vaccine requires two immunizations and a spokesperson from Peel Health said in January that the region is concentrating on delivering second doses to long-term-care and high-risk retirement home residents, staff, and essential visitors for now.