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High risk Halton residents 18 years and older can now book COVID-19 vaccination appointments

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High risk Halton residents 18 years and older can now book COVID-19 vaccination appointments

Additional priority populations, including those 18 years and older identified in the Province’s vaccine distribution plan, will be able to book their COVID-19 vaccination appointments in Halton starting today (Apr. 16).

The following populations can begin booking vaccination appointments today (Apr. 16), in addition to the groups currently eligible for vaccination.

1. Individuals age 18 and older with highest-risk and high-risk health conditions and one essential caregiver.

Highest-risk health conditions include organ transplant recipients; hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients and people with neurological diseases in which respiratory function may be compromised (e.g., motor neuron disease, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis), haematological malignancy diagnosed within the past year, or kidney disease (eGFR <30).

High-risk health conditions include obesity (body mass index over 40), or receiving treatments causing immunosuppression (e.g., chemotherapy, immunity-weakening medications), and intellectual or developmental disabilities (e.g., Down syndrome).

2. Essential workers (age 18 and older) who cannot work from home (Group 1 as identified by Province):

    • elementary/secondary school workers (including educators, custodial, school bus drivers, administrative staff);
    • workers responding to critical events (including police, fire, special constables, children’s aid society workers, emergency management, and critical infrastructure restoration workers);
    • enforcement, inspection and compliance roles (including by-law enforcement, building inspectors, food inspectors, animal welfare inspectors, border inspection officers, and labour inspectors/WSIB field workers);
    • all licensees, employees and students on an educational placement who interact directly with children in licensed child care centres and in authorized recreation and skill building programs;
    • licensed home child care and in-home service providers, employees of a home child care agency and students on an educational placement;
    • foster care agency workers (including customary care providers);
    • food manufacturing and distribution workers;
    • agriculture and farm workers; and
    • funeral, crematorium and cemetery workers.

3. Adults 50+ in an identified hotspot area (Adults 50 years of age and older living in the L9E postal code area, in Milton).

4. Remaining health care workers who live or work in Halton and cannot work from home.

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.

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.

Photo credits: Halton Region

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