Halton residents in additional age groups can begin booking their COVID-19 vaccination appointments this Wednesday, Mar. 31.
Those 65 years and older (born in or before 1956) who live in the region will be eligible to book an appointment to get their COVID-19 vaccine.
Appointments are available to book in April.
“We are continuing to make good progress to vaccinate our most vulnerable populations through our community clinics and mobile teams,” said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr.
“Our ability to keep vaccinating at this pace remains contingent on ongoing vaccine supply from the Federal and Provincial Governments. While the vaccine program progresses, our incredible public health team is also working tirelessly to quickly identify and manage COVID-19 cases to help keep our residents safe. In addition to getting your vaccine when it is your turn, please continue following all public health directions to protect yourself and others.”
As part of the Province’s three-phase vaccine implementation plan, Halton Region continues to follow Provincial directions on eligibility and vaccinating vulnerable populations.
Clinic locations in Halton include Gellert Community Centre, located at 10241 Eighth Line in Georgetown, St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre, located at 1280 Dundas Street West in Oakville, Compass Point Bible Church, located at 1500 Kerns Road in Burlington and Milton Centre for the Arts, located at 1010 Main Street East in Milton.
“Although we have made significant progress in our vaccine rollout, we are seeing an increase in cases, particularly among variants of concern, and are firmly in a third wave of COVID-19,” said Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Halton Region Medical Officer of Health.
“While our quick and steady rollout of vaccines is critical, it is only one important way we can protect each other and stop COVID-19. As we approach the long weekend, I urge residents to remain vigilant and not gather with individuals outside of your household. Please continue to follow all public health measures including wearing a mask and physical distancing from anyone you do not live with even if you or others have been vaccinated.”
Residents are reminded that there will be no walk-in appointments and are asked not to call the clinics directly.
Appointments can be made online or by calling 311 and will be available during the months of March and April.
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