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Halton residents 70 years and older can soon book COVID-19 vaccination appointments

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Halton residents 70 years and older can soon book COVID-19 vaccination appointments

Halton residents in additional age groups can begin booking their COVID-19 vaccination appointments this Friday, Mar. 26.

Those 70 years and older (born in or before 1951) who live in the region will be eligible to book an appointment to get their COVID-19 vaccine.

Appointments are available to book in March and April.

“We are making great progress with our vaccination program and we are continuing to book and vaccinate eligible residents as quickly as possible,” said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr.

“Our six vaccination clinics across Halton are running smoothly thanks to the commitment of Regional staff and our partners at Joseph Brant Hospital and Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. We will keep moving forward with our program, dependent on vaccine supply from the Federal and Provincial governments.”

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.

“While we have made significant strides, it is important to remember that vaccine coverage is not yet widespread and we must continue to follow public health measures,” said Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Halton Region’s Medical Officer of Health.

“COVID-19 can spread easily if we let it and our individual actions are critical to limiting transmission. Please continue to stay home as much as possible, limit trips to essential outings only, keep a distance and wear a mask around anyone you do not live with. As always, please stay home if you are not well, even if your symptoms are mild.”

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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