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TL;DR news on Peel Region vaccine at April 22, 2023

With the provincial stay at home order and the third wave surging in our community, I ask that everyone in Peel stay at home and go out only if absolutely necessary. Loh is urging affected employers to provide paid leave for impacted employees and added Peel Public Health will publicly list all businesses required to shut down on its website. If vaccine appointments are only available during working hours, Maple Leaf said it would provide time off with pay for employees who want to get vaccinated. Peel is the largest producer of everything from chicken and peanut butter to ventilators. Brown has even taken to demanding that the airport be shut down again as new, more deadly variants are detected in Peel. In November, for instance, the provincial government pushed Peel to the red zone, which allowed businesses to reopen despite the fact the ICUs were full and cases across the region were spiralling. If that happens, our firefighters will be ready to step up and keep getting vaccines in arms," Crombie said. The number of Pfizer vaccines, which are being used at mass vaccination centres and hospitals, may also increase now that the federal government has obtained an additional eight million doses. Bonnie Henry placed a pause on use of the AstraZeneca vaccine for anyone under 55 on the advice of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization over concerns about rare blood clots. Without specifying, McNaughton said the province would assist Peel in helping any workers forced to isolate at home due to the new measure. But Loh said the list of exemptions will be extremely limited, and will likely not include manufacturing, distribution or warehousing, sectors with a large presence in Peel. After searching his postal code on Twitter incessantly for weeks, Romano finally stumbled on an account aptly named @to_vaccine. As vaccine supplies are made available, we are prepared to partner alongside you to make our school sites available during this period that the large majority of our students are learning remotely. Enough is enough, workers deserve better." Throughout Peel and throughout Ontario, every day of the pandemic without paid sick leave and uncertainty about vaccine access increases the death toll. The move would see half of all available vaccines relocated to Ontario's top 74 hot spots, with the other half equally distributed across the province, the group said in a report released Friday. When supply improves, a program to support housebound seniors and online booking for 80+ will be launched at these community clinics, increasing choice and access for the Peel community. Just as I have my local perspective and my mandate to serve the Region of Peel, they have a different perspective in a very diverse province. Q: You stepped into this job just as the pandemic was declared and community transmission began in Peel. In February 2021, the first community clinics will be launched at 7120 Hurontario Street in Mississauga and 10 Peel Centre Drive in Brampton for healthcare workers. Based on current vaccine delivery schedules, UHN may need to close the Toronto Western Hospital clinic by next Monday, and take its MaRS clinic site down to 25 per cent capacity. Scott Reid said on Twitter that a public health official at the clinic told him the Ministry of Health didn't actually permit local health authorities to open up vaccines to that age range.