Booster shots available now for 50+ residents of Oakville, Milton, Burlington, Halton Hills
Published December 10, 2021 at 3:26 pm
Beginning today, Halton residents aged 50 and over can book an appointment to receive a booster COVID-19 shot through Halton Region’s booking system.
Residents are eligible six months (or 168 days) after their second dose.
“We have had great success with our vaccination program so far and 87 per cent of our residents are fully vaccinated,” said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr.
“Thank you to everyone who has rolled up their sleeves or helped someone get to their appointment. We have a team of friendly and highly skilled staff and clinics in all four municipalities ready to provide more third doses. There are also other ways to get the vaccine in our community including many pharmacies, GO-VAXX bus stops and participating primary care providers.”
To help make it easier for residents to determine when they are eligible for their third dose/booster, Halton has launched an online third dose calculator. Users are prompted to select their eligibility group and the date of their second dose and are then provided with their eligibility date.
All third dose/booster appointments must be booked through Halton’s online booking system or by calling 311. Appointments are available at Halton Region Community Clinics located Burlington, Halton Hills, Oakville and Milton.
Third doses boosters are also available at many pharmacy locations across Halton and Ontario. The Province’s pharmacy finder tool allows residents to quickly sort by location and vaccine type (Pfizer or Moderna).
“With the emergence of the Omicron variant in our community, I urge all residents to be vigilant and get fully vaccinated to gain strong protection,” said Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Halton Region’s Medical Officer of Health.
“If you are eligible for a third dose, I encourage you to get it as soon as possible to gain an extra layer of protection. Getting vaccinated at a pharmacy is another quick and easy option, and with so many pharmacies participating across the region, there is likely one or more right in your neighbourhood. Thank you to everyone who is rolling up their sleeves or helping someone get their vaccine.”
Achieving high first and second dose coverage remains a top priority for Halton and Ontario.
Starting today, Halton will resume offering walk-ins for first and second doses for residents ages 12 and over at community clinics. Walk-ins will not be accepted for paediatric vaccine (5-11 year olds) and third dose/boosters.
To prepare for your appointment, please remember to bring your health card, arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before your appointment and wear a mask.
To learn more about Halton Region’s COVID-19 Vaccine Program, including eligibility for third doses, how to book an appointment, to get answers to frequently asked questions or find accurate information on vaccine safety, please visit the region website.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising