Halton residents 50+ unable to work from home can soon book vaccine appointments

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Published April 29, 2021 at 3:57 pm

Beginning Monday, May 3, Halton residents who are 50 years of age and older and cannot work from home can book appointments for their COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic in the region.

“We are pleased to be able to offer more appointments to priority populations,” said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr.

“We continue to follow the Province’s direction on prioritization and our ability to keep opening appointments to more residents is reliant on ongoing and dependable vaccine supply from the Provincial and Federal Governments. Our clinics are ready for more supply – we have the capacity to double the amount of people we vaccinate each day.”

While Halton Region continues to follow Provincial direction on prioritization, it does not have the authority to grant exceptions.

Halton residents who are 40 years of age and older are also encouraged to book an appointment at a participating pharmacy for the AstraZeneca vaccine.

“The more people we vaccinate each and every day, the closer we get to returning to normal,” said Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Halton Region Medical Officer of Health.

“We have six clinics operating 7 days a week and participating pharmacies continue to offer appointments to those 40 and older. Please get the vaccine when it is your turn – the best vaccine option is the first one available to you.”

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