81 per cent of Halton population has now received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine

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Published July 26, 2021 at 8:13 pm

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Halton Region Public Health continues to encourage residents to complete both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine this summer in order to gain full protection against the virus and help prevent a fourth wave in the fall.

“We are making great progress with our vaccine rollout, with 81 per cent of residents with one dose and 60 per cent of residents fully vaccinated,” Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr said last week.

As of Friday, July 23, 2021, a total of 725,993 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Halton, which includes 400,795 first doses and 325,198 second doses.

This represents 81 per cent of Halton’s population ages 12 and up who have received at least one dose of the vaccine and 62 per cent who have received both doses.

Walk-in vaccinations are now available for individuals 18 years of age and older at Gary Allan Learning Centre clinic located at 3250 New Street in Burlington daily from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Additionally, appointments can be booked online for the St. Francis Xavier Secondary School clinic in Milton, other community clinics, at select primary care offices or pharmacies in Halton.

All residents are eligible to receive a second dose of the vaccine after a minimum of 28 days. Anyone who has appointments booked in September and October is urged to reschedule to an earlier date as soon as possible.

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