COVID-19 vaccination clinics at Joseph Brant and Oakville Trafalgar Memorial hospitals to close in August
Published July 28, 2021 at 4:57 pm
With Halton’s vaccination rate for residents 12 years of age and older continuing to exceed the Provincial average, the region will begin consolidating its community clinics in August in order to focus on targeted community outreach and school-based immunization programs.
As a result, the COVID-19 vaccination clinics at Joseph Brant Hospital (JBH) and Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (OTMH) will be closed effective August 16; a decision that was made in collaboration with JBH and Halton Healthcare.
“We have reached a significant milestone in our COVID-19 vaccine rollout, with 81 per cent of residents having received one dose and 65 per cent of residents fully vaccinated,” said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr.
“Thanks to the commitment of Halton residents to get vaccinated and the tremendous work of our clinic staff. Over 250,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered at our hospital clinics, and I am extremely grateful for our hospital partners for their dedication and contributions to the vaccine rollout over the past several months to get us to this pivotal point.”
Residents who had vaccine appointments scheduled at JBH and Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital on or after August 16 are being notified that their appointments will be cancelled. However, they will have the option to reschedule at another clinic, pharmacy or primary care provider in Halton.
Halton Region Public Health will continue delivering and expanding its targeted community outreach to support anyone who may be experiencing barriers to vaccination.
Additionally, several clinic locations will transition to immunization clinics that will offer non-COVID vaccines to students in Grades 7, 8 and 9 as part of the school immunization program.
This will also help eligible students who were not able to get vaccinated with these vaccines due to the pandemic.
“I am grateful for our hospital partners who have been instrumental in the Halton vaccine rollout and provided high-quality care to our community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Halton Region Medical Officer of Health.
“While this is an important step to return to normal, it’s critical that more residents get fully vaccinated as soon as possible to protect themselves and our community. Each and every dose counts, and getting your second dose will give you better protection against COVID-19 and the Delta variant. #RollUpYourSleevesHalton and let’s make it a two-dose summer so we can avoid a fourth wave in the Fall.”insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies