Halton vaccination clinics ready for prioritized populations
Published February 23, 2021 at 3:16 pm
Halton Region has announced that it is ready to open its vaccination clinics for prioritized populations once vaccine supplies are secured by the Federal Government.
“Halton Region staff have been working tirelessly to ensure we are prepared to vaccinate our residents, starting first with our most vulnerable populations,” said Halton Regional Chair, Gary Carr.
“Like other regions, our ability to get these sites operational is dependent on supply from the Federal Government. These clinics are in addition to our mobile teams vaccinating residents in long-term care and retirement homes, Halton Healthcare’s clinic for health care workers and our ongoing preparations to eventually provide vaccine to the rest of our community. I cannot thank our Public Health, Paramedic Services, Hospital teams and staff working behind the scenes enough for their dedication to get us ready.”
The clinics are located in each municipality.
They have been selected based on accessibility, amenities and the ability to maintain health and safety measures.
The initial locations are Gellert Community Centre, located at 10241 Eighth Line, Georgetown, St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre, located at 1280 Dundas Street West, Oakville, Compass Point Bible Church, located at 1500 Kerns Road, Burlington and Milton Centre for the Arts, located at 1010 Main Street East, Milton.
Other clinics may be identified as required.
“The preparation of these clinics is an important milestone in our work to vaccinate those most at risk of becoming very sick with COVID-19,” said Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Halton Region’s Medical Officer of Health.
“I encourage everyone to get the vaccine when it is your turn, and in the meantime, prepare yourself and your family by reviewing credible information on the vaccines on halton.ca.”
Residents are reminded that the clinics are not yet open to the general public. Additionally, they will first serve priority populations identified by the Province, beginning with adults 80 years of age and older.
When the amount of vaccines is confirmed, information on clinic openings and how to book an appointment will be available.
As of Friday, February 19, 23,934 doses have been administered in Halton to priority populations.
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