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Indigenous Halton residents 18 years and older can soon book COVID-19 vaccination appointments



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Indigenous Halton residents 18 years and older can soon book COVID-19 vaccination appointments

Indigenous adults 18 years and older who are Halton residents, can begin booking their COVID-19 vaccination appointments this Friday, April 9.

Beginning tomorrow (April 9), Indigenous adults including First Nations, Métis and Inuit populations who live in Halton and are currently 18 years of age or older can book an appointment to receive their COVID-19 vaccine at a Halton Region COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic.

Appointments will be available in the month of April.

“We will continue to vaccinate eligible residents identified by the Province as quickly as supply is received from the Federal and Provincial Governments,” said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr.

“Our dedicated team of Regional staff and hospital partners continue to work hard to make booking appointments and getting vaccinated as easy as possible. Getting your vaccination is just one tool to stop the spread of COVID-19 and I continue to urge all residents, even those who are vaccinated, to take all public health measures seriously.”

Halton Region continues to actively engage with Indigenous communities and organizations in and around the region to ensure Halton’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program and clinics are respectful of Indigenous cultures.

This includes engagement with the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, the Credit River Métis Council, Six Nations of the Grand First Nations, Tungasuvvingat Inuit, Indigenous Affairs Ontario, Urban Indigenous Organizations servicing the GTHA and highly regarded Indigenous health care professionals.

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 and will be available during the months of March and April.

Photo credits: Halton Region

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