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City of Burlington creates task force to support COVID-19 vaccine rollout

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City of Burlington creates task force to support COVID-19 vaccine rollout

The City of Burlington recently announced that it has created an internal City COVID-19 Vaccine Coordination Task Force as a proactive measure to prepare for vaccine distribution.

The task force, made up of city staff and the Mayor’s office, aims to prepare the city should they be called upon to provide facilities for vaccine distribution.

It is prepared to coordinate logistical support for our facilities and will continue to work in close collaboration with Halton Region and in support of the vaccine rollout across Ontario.

At a Corporate Services, Strategy, Risk and Accountability Committee and Special Meeting of Council on Jan. 11, the take force was discussed.

A webpage has been developed by Halton Region about COVID-19 vaccinations and will be sharing ongoing information related to the vaccine rollout.

The Province-wide shutdown is currently still in effect for all regions of southern Ontario, including Halton Region.

The public is reminded that stopping the spread of COVID-19 is a community effort and individual actions make a difference.

Residents are advised to continue following public health advice, stick to their households, make essential trips only, wear a mask in indoor public places, maintain a physical distance of two meters from others and not gather indoors or outdoors.

“We all have a role to play in vaccination efforts, and the City of Burlington stands ready to do our part. Our primary responsibility will be providing facilities and staffing for public vaccine campaigns that will occur in later stages of the vaccine rollout,” said Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward.

“To plan for those efforts we have created a City of Burlington COVID-19 Vaccine Coordination Taskforce. We will be coordinating our efforts with Regional Public Health, and the federal and provincial governments who are responsible for procuring the vaccine and the criteria for eligibility. It will take all of us working together to get this done, and the City is ready to serve.”

For information about COVID-19 in Halton Region, including the latest public health guidance and the status of COVID-19 cases, click here.

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