Halton Public Health has COVID-19 reminders for residents of Oakville, Burlington, Milton


Published August 24, 2022 at 12:09 pm


Halton Region Public Health is reminding residents of Milton, Oakville, Burlington and Halton Hills how they can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.

After rigorous review, Health Canada approved the pediatric Moderna vaccine for children six months to five years of age.

Although COVID-19 symptoms in children can be mild, some develop more severe symptoms or require hospitalization, even without underlying health conditions.

Children who have had a COVID-19 infection are still recommended to get vaccinated. Children who previously had COVID-19 will have some natural immunity, but this protection is strengthened if they are vaccinated.

Learn more about when to get vaccinated if you’ve had COVID-19 here.

Children and youth who are five years of age or older can continue to get their COVID-19 vaccine. Stay up-to-date by getting all recommended doses. Visit Halton Region’s Vaccination Clinics webpage for more information on where to get vaccinated.

Employers can support working parents to get their children vaccinated by:

  • sharing credible information about the COVID-19 vaccine. Trusted resources are available on the region’s website.
  • sharing information on where to get vaccinated
  • offering paid time off work for parents to bring their children to vaccination appointments.

Second booster doses are now available by walk-in or appointment at Halton Region vaccination clinics for residents 18 years of age and older. Youth 12 to 17 years of age who are moderately to severely immunocompromised can also get their second booster dose.

Individuals who are at a higher risk of severe disease from COVID-19 infection are recommended to get their next dose as soon as possible.

Appointments are available at Halton Region COVID-19 vaccination clinics and at participating primary care offices, GO-VAXX bus stops, and participating pharmacies.

If your organization is interested in having the GO-VAXX bus visit your community, contact [email protected].

Resources are available to raise awareness of the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine and to answer frequently asked questions. Vaccination continues to offer the best protection against COVID-19. Getting all recommended COVID-19 doses, including booster doses, is important to protect against severe illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19.

Promoting vaccines at work is beneficial because it can reduce employee absences, ensure sustained workplace productivity, prevent employees from getting COVID-19, and boost workplace morale.

Wearing a mask continues to be an effective public health measure for reducing the spread of COVID-19. Individuals are strongly recommended to wear a high-quality mask in indoor settings where physical distancing may be a challenge and in required settings.

The risk of COVID-19 infection and severe disease is greater for some individuals than others, including those who are immunocompromised, those with underlying health conditions and older adults. Wear a mask where necessary to protect yourself and others.

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