Halton residents in additional age groups can soon book vaccination appointments

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Published March 18, 2021 at 3:29 pm

Halton residents in additional age groups can soon book vaccination appointments

Halton residents in additional age groups can begin booking their COVID-19 vaccination appointments this Friday, Mar. 19.

Those 75 years and older as well as Indigenous adults, including First Nations and Métis, 55 years and older who live in the region will be eligible to book an appointment to get their COVID-19 vaccine.

Appointments are available to book in March and April.

“This is another important step in our plan to get our most vulnerable Halton residents vaccinated as quickly as possible, as supplies are available,” said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr.

“I would like to thank Halton Region, Joseph Brant Hospital and Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital staff who have been working tirelessly to open our vaccination clinics in each of our municipalities, and our teams who have been doing a tremendous job administering vaccinations.”

As part of the Province’s three-phase vaccine implementation plan, Halton Region continues to follow Provincial directions on eligibility and vaccinating vulnerable populations.

The Region initiated engagement with Indigenous communities and organizations in and around Halton, including the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, the Credit River Métis Council, Indigenous Affairs Ontario, Urban Indigenous Organizations servicing the GTHA and highly regarded Indigenous healthcare professionals to ensure Indigenous voices were included in decision-making for Halton’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program.

Clinic locations in Halton include Gellert Community Centre, located at 10241 Eighth Line in Georgetown, St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre, located at 1280 Dundas Street West in Oakville, Compass Point Bible Church, located at 1500 Kerns Road in Burlington and Milton Centre for the Arts, located at 1010 Main Street East in Milton.

“As our vaccination program ramps up, I want to remind residents that the COVID-19 virus and the transmission of the variants is still very concerning,” said Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Halton Region’s Medical Officer of Health.

“Vaccines are just one important tool to help stop the spread of the virus and we must remain vigilant – please continue to stay home as much as possible, limit close contact to people you live with and go out for essentials only. These everyday decisions are critical over the next few weeks and months to prevent the severity of a third wave and will help to get us back to normal sooner.”

Residents are reminded that there will be no walk-in appointments and are asked not to call the clinics directly.

Appointments can be made online or by calling 311 and will be available during the months of March and April.

 

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