Community Vaccination Clinic

Ontario Khalsa Darbar (OKD), also commonly referred to as Dixie Gurdwara, in the Peel Region is host to a community vaccine clinic.

VACCINE APPOINTMENT BOOKING INFORMATION

**PLEASE NOTE: THE CLINIC HAS NOW CONCLUDED.***

The Clinic has now concluded.  Please book your vaccine with your local regional or provincial health website

We are working with Peel Health to ensure the process to book your vaccine appointment is as simple and efficient as possible.

Please read the FAQs below before visiting the booking portal to ensure you are eligible and we are effectively serving the community the clinic has been designed to serve. 

 

 

Booking FAQs

  1. Who is eligible for vaccines at the OKD Community Vaccine Clinic? You must be 18 and older, and living in one of Peel's hot spot postal codes. 

  2. What are the dates and hours of operation? The OKD Community Vaccine Clinic will be open from May 4-16, from 12 PM EST to 8 PM EST. Walk-ins are open from 1 PM EST to 6 PM EST.

  3. Do I have to book an appointment or is this a walk-in clinic? All appointments have been booked, however, we are now also accepting limited walk-ins as well from 1-6 PM on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

  4. What do I need to bring with me? You will need your Ontario health card (OHIP) or other government-issued photo ID (such as a driver's license or passport) with you.

  5. Can I still get a vaccine if I am an international student? Yes! You are eligible for a vaccine as well. You do not need a health card, but bring another piece of government-issued ID such as a passport or driver's license. 

  6. What type of vaccine is being administered at OKD? Pfizer.
     
  7. Where is the vaccine clinic? OKD is located at 7080 Dixie Rd, Mississauga, ON L5S 1B7. The clinic is located in the OKD Gymnasium, which is located on the north side of the building. 

  8. Can only Sikhs register for a vaccine at OKD? The clinic is open to all those who live in a Peel hot spot postal code and are over the age of 18. A gurdwara is always open to all, irrespective of one's faith or background.

  9. Do I need to take my shoes off in the Vaccine Clinic Area? No, you are able to keep your shoes on within the clinic, as it is separated from the rest of the Gurdwara.

  10. Do I need to cover my head in the Vaccine Clinic Area? No, head coverings are not mandatory within the clinic, as it is separated from the rest of the Gurdwara. Some members of the community will choose to keep their heads covered in the clinic but it is not mandatory. 

  11. How do I know if my appointment is confirmed? You should have received an email and/or a text message with a confirmation dependent on what notification preference you indicated when booking your appointment.

  12. How will I get information on my second shot? Those who received their first shot at a pop-up clinic are able to book their second shot at another site once the province deems them eligible. For those who received their shot on or before May 9th, you are eligible for your second dose on June 14th. Book through the provincial portal starting at 8:00 am on June 14th.

  13. I need to cancel my appointment, what do I do? Please refer to your confirmation email or text message. Details are found there. Please cancel your appointment as soon as you know you are unable to attend to open a spot for another person. 

  14. I signed up for the waitlist, what does this mean? We anticipate that individuals will miss appointments for a variety of reasons. To prevent vaccines going to waste, we have created a waitlist. A volunteer will contact you based on your availability. Please note that not everyone on the waitlist will be contacted. The waitlist is currently full. 

  15. Will there be more appointments at this site? At this time, our clinic is only open from May 4-16th. Should more appointments become available, we will share that information on our social media platforms.

  16. What should I wear to the vaccine appointment? Please wear a loose shirt or t-shirt so it easy for nurses to administer the vaccines to your upper arm. 

  17. How early should I arrive to my appointment? Come no more than 20 minutes before your booked appointment.

 


 

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

**PLEASE NOTE: ALL VOLUNTEER SHIFTS HAVE BEEN BOOKED. THERE ARE NO MORE SHIFTS LEFT.**

Volunteers play a critical role in assuring the OKD Community Vaccine Clinic.

If you would like to volunteer at the clinic please read the FAQs below carefully to see if you are eligible and what is required before visiting our volunteer shift booking portal. 

Volunteer FAQs

  1. Where is the clinic going to be? Ontario Khalsa Darbar, 7080 Dixie Rd, Mississauga, ON L5S 1B7. The clinic is located in the OKD Gymnasium, which is located on the north side of the building. Volunteers will be in the parking lot directing traffic.

  2. Who can volunteer? Anyone over the age of 18 can volunteer; we also require proficiency in both English and Punjabi.

  3. How long is the clinic going to be operational? As of now the clinic will require volunteers from May 3 to May 17; however, this is subject to change and will be updated accordingly. 

  4. What will the clinic hours of operations be? The clinic will be open from 12 PM EST to 8 PM EST.

  5. How long are shifts? There will be two shifts every day, both of which will be approximately 5 hours long. 

  6. Is there a minimum amount of shifts we are expected to do? All volunteers are required to submit availability for at least three separate shifts.

  7. Will volunteers be paid? No, this is an unpaid position. 

  8. Will volunteers be prioritized for vaccines? No, vaccines will only be given to those with appointments and from the waitlist.

  9. Will volunteers be given PPE? Yes, volunteers will be given PPE at the beginning of every shift. However we ask that you wear your own mask into the site. 

  10. Will volunteers be given a uniform? All volunteers will be given one t-shirt which they are required to use for every shift. You will not get a second t-shirt. 

Thank you to the hundreds of volunteers that have signed up to support the OKD Community Vaccine Clinic over the next two weeks! All our shifts are now accounted for. We will make a new call out if we need more in the near future.

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