A new shuttle service will be taking vaccine recipients from Mississauga City Centre transit terminal to the Paramount Fine Foods Centre vaccine clinic.

The Region of Peel and MiWay are now offering a round trip shuttle service for those getting vaccinated at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre Sportsplex.

Starting April 19, a shuttle will be running every 40 minutes from the Mississauga City Centre transit terminal to the mass vaccination clinic at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre on Rose Cherry Place.

This three-week pilot will have transit running from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day until May 9.

“Accessible and convenient transportation options are key to achieving our goal of vaccinating 75 per cent of Peel’s population against COVID-19,” said Brian Laundry, co-lead for the Peel mass vaccination plan.

At the end of the pilot, there may be an opportunity for an extension.

“This third wave of COVID-19 is hitting Mississauga and Peel Region harder and faster than the previous two, and we are committed to finding new ways to get people vaccinated quickly and safely so we can stop the rampant spread of this virus in its tracks,” said Bonnie Crombie, mayor of Mississauga. “I’m thrilled the Region of Peel and MiWay are working together to offer this important shuttle service to those who need it.”

Riders pay a regular MiWay fare for the service and can use regular paper transfers or Presto cards.

Brampton has regular transit service from the Bramalea City Centre to the city’s largest vaccine clinic, and this pilot aims to match that level of accessibility for Mississauga residents.

The program is part of Peel Region’s Transportation Assistance Program (TAP) which aims to help residents get to vaccine appointments.

TAP will be running while the region is vaccinating the community and is continuing to search for new programs and partnerships to help overcome barriers to reaching vaccination clinics across Peel.

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