How Brampton went from a COVID-19 hotspot to one of Canada’s most vaccinated communities – CBC

This time last year average daily cases in Peel were 10 times higher than they are now

Nov 28, 2021

After a dark period last year as a nationwide COVID-19 hotspot, Brampton and Peel Region have emerged as one of the most vaccinated communities in the country.

As of Friday, 86 per cent of residents 12 and older in Peel Region are fully vaccinated, and 90 per cent of residents 12 and older have had a first shot. The region now sees an average of 40 cases per day. This time last year, that number was more than 10 times higher.

“I think that speaks to how our community has stepped up,” said Peel Chief Medical Officer Dr. Lawrence Loh.

He says the way a diverse region facing critical language and social barriers came together to get shots into arms is a major story.

“It’s been a whole community effort that’s actually made the difference in getting to our large vaccination rates,” he told CBC News.

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