COVID-19 vaccine clinic pop-up at Sheridan’s Brampton campus marks halfway point
Described by attendees as a welcoming and safe environment, Sheridan’s CommUNITY pop-up clinic for COVID-19 vaccinations in Brampton marks the halfway point of its operations with more than 2,800 first doses of the vaccine administered.
Located at Sheridan’s Davis Campus, the fully accessible clinic opened on May 28 and wraps up on Sunday, June 6. Residents of, or people working or studying in, Peel Region ages 12 and up can book their appointment online. Walk-in appointments are also available, but appointments are recommended. The clinic is designed to be welcoming to all, including those who are uninsured or do not have identification, to ensure everyone has the opportunity to be vaccinated. No health card or OHIP is required, only proof of age. The clinic has welcomed many international students. As always, there is no cost to receive the vaccine.
The community initiative is a collaboration between Sheridan, the Region of Peel Public Health, Indus Community Services, Punjabi Community Health Services (PCHS), the Latin-American COVID-19 Task Force and the Government of Ontario. Peel Region has been severely impacted by COVID-19, with many communities experiencing high positivity rates of the virus. Community pop-up clinics have proven to be an effective way to reduce barriers and increase access to the vaccine.
The clinic is run by the Ministry of Health in conjunction with Peel Public Health in accordance with stringent healthy and safety standards. Indus Community Services, PCHS, the Latin-American Covid-19 Task Force and Sheridan are engaging with local community members, connecting them to the clinic and volunteering to provide non-clinical support on-site.
For those who have booked an appointment, from registration to the mandatory wait time at the end, the process takes approximately 35 minutes. Those who’ve attended the clinic for their shot are encouraged to spread the word to other eligible Peel Region residents, workers and students.
Sheridan is proud to collaborate with its partners on Canada’s mass vaccination effort in the battle against COVID-19.
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