Beginning Wednesday, June 2, Halton residents 80 years of age and older will have the option to reschedule their appointments for the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
This news comes as a result of the province’s announcement to speed up the rollout of second dose appointments.
“We are pleased to offer earlier second dose appointments for residents 80+, based on expected supply,” said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr.
“We continue to make great progress and have already vaccinated over 60 per cent of our community with the first dose. While we look forward to offering earlier second dose appointments to more groups, our ability to do so remains dependent on vaccine supply from the Provincial and Federal Governments. We have the capacity to increase what we are doing now and are ready to get more people vaccinated with first and second doses as we receive more vaccines.”
Residents 80+ will be able to reschedule their appointments through Halton Region’s online booking system.
Additionally, Halton Region is asking residents to reach out to anyone 80 years of age or older who may require assistance in rescheduling their appointments online. Individuals in that age group also have the option of calling 311 for assistance.
“Accelerating second doses for those 80 years of age and older will help to further prevent severe illness and provide greater protection to those most at risk in our community,” said Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Halton Region Medical Officer of Health.
“Thank you everyone for your patience and I encourage each eligible resident get your first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine when it’s your turn. The more people we get vaccinated each and every day brings us closer to returning to normal.”
Public Health is reminding all Halton residents to continue to adhere to public health measures, regardless of their vaccination status.
Additional information on when other groups will be eligible to reschedule their second dose appointments will be announced as vaccine supplies are confirmed.
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