Pregnancy added to Highest Risk conditions for COVID-19 vaccine

In response to emerging data on the increased risk of severe illness for pregnant individuals, Ontario’s Vaccine Clinical Advisory Group (VCAG) has recommended the inclusion of pregnant individuals in the Highest Risk category of health conditions. 

As part of this group, pregnant individuals and one primary caregiver are now eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccines at Peel Public Health and hospital clinics and can book their appointments immediately at any time during their pregnancy. A letter from a healthcare provider is not required for vaccination. The extended dose interval of 16 weeks remains appropriate for this population.