Every Peel region resident over the age of 18 — whether they live in a hot spot or not — will be eligible to book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment as of this week.

The eligibility change, which was announced by Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie on Wednesday afternoon, comes into effect on Thursday, May 6, at 8 a.m.

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"I'm going to say it again, and again and again, because it makes me so happy," said Crombie at a press conference. "We will all be eligible for the vaccine as of 8 a.m. tomorrow."

Residents can book their vaccine by visiting Peel region's vaccine website and clicking "book appointment" after 8 a.m., Crombie said. The mayor also highlights the importance of the change by explaining that some of Peel's non-hot-spot areas still had higher case counts and hospitalization rates than other designated hot spots in the province.

Currently, all adults over the age of 18 who live in an Ontario hot spot are eligible to book a vaccine via the provincial booking system.