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Mayor Crombie brings in Hazel McCallion to encourage seniors get vaccinated

Last Updated Mar 17, 2021 at 5:29 pm EDT

From one current Mississauga mayor to another.

Bonnie Crombie brought in her predecessor to help convince more people in her city to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Former mayor, Hazel McCallion, received her first dose of the vaccine on March 5.

“I really hope that hearing from Hazel inspires other seniors, in fact, everyone in our community to go out and get vaccinated when it’s their turn,” said Crombie on Wednesday.

“It really is the safest way to protect yourself and everyone who you love. Thank you, Hazel.”

Crombie said to date, Peel Region has administered close to 80,000 vaccines. Currently, people 80-and-older, healthcare workers, and the Indigenous community can be treated in Peel.

McCallion said she’s trying to do her part to inspire seniors and let them know that it is indeed safe to be treated against the virus.

“Please take advantage of the opportunity to be vaccinated,” said Hazel. “If you care about yourself, if you care about your family, if you care about your friends, and if you care about the community you will make an effort to get vaccinated.”

The province launched its online booking program on Monday. The City of Toronto opened three mass immunization clinics as of Wednesday.

The Ford government released an updated timeline to its COVID-19 vaccine rollout in early March, revealing a long list of those who will qualify for a shot once Phase 2 begins in April.

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