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Additional groups now eligible to book COVID-19 vaccine appointments in Halton

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Additional groups now eligible to book COVID-19 vaccine appointments in Halton

As of Monday, May 10, Halton residents who are 50+ and 16+ and cannot work from home will be eligible to book appointments for their COVID-19 vaccines.

Earlier this month, Halton Region released its COVID-19 vaccination schedule for the month of May, which included new anticipated eligibility dates for all age-based groups.

“Halton Region is pleased to offer appointments to more residents, based on expected supply,” said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr.

“Our ability to expand to more eligible groups remains dependent on ongoing and predictable supplies from both the Provincial and Federal governments. We have capacity in our Vaccination Clinics to vaccinate double what we are doing now if more supply was available.”

The vaccination schedule in Halton aligns with Ontario’s direction to prioritize certain populations based on age and risk.

As of Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at 8:00 a.m., individuals with at-risk health conditions including dementia, diabetes and sickle cell disease, as well as Group Two people who cannot work from home, will be eligible to book an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine. This includes grocery store, restaurant and transportation workers.

Later this week on Wednesday (May 12), residents 40+ will be eligible and as of Friday (May 14), residents 30+ will be eligible.

Additionally, as of May 19, residents 16+ will be eligible.

“With a stable and predictable supply of vaccines, Ontario’s vaccine rollout continues to pick up speed, and we are on track to administer a first dose to 65 per cent of Ontario adults by the end of May,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health.

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine program, including eligibility and how to book an appointment, click here.

Photo: Halton Region

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