Halton residents 80+ can now book appointments to get vaccinated

Posted on Wednesday March 03, 2021

Starting today, Halton residents who are 80 years of age and older can book their appointment to receive their COVID-19 vaccine at a Halton Region COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic. 

“Our booking system is now live and taking appointments for our 80+ community”, said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr. “While the Province is launching a booking system later this month, our team has been working around the clock to get Halton residents booked and vaccinated as soon as possible. While we have clinic space, staff and appointments allocated for all residents 80 and older, our ability to vaccinate remains dependent on confirmed supplies from the Federal and Provincial governments.”  

Clinics are by appointment only (please no walk-ins) and must be booked online through Halton Region’s booking system or through 311 if assistance is required. Please do not call clinic locations directly; bookings can only be made through Halton Region.

These are the initial sites and additional locations may be identified as required.

“Getting more vulnerable populations vaccinated is a major step towards achieving community immunity and preventing severe illness from COVID-19,” says Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Medical Officer of Health. “While we continue to focus on vaccinations for priority populations identified by the Province, please be patient and prepared to be vaccinated when it is your turn. Please make sure you are accessing accurate information on vaccine safety and effectiveness, including information on our website.”

“The PRU was built in partnership with Halton Region and the City of Burlington to meet the evolving healthcare needs of our community and the surrounding area during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Eric Vandewall, President and CEO of Joseph Brant Hospital. “The flexible and innovative design of the PRU allows us to easily reconfigure the PRU to now become as a vaccination clinic, and possibly a designated vaccination centre in future. This valuable resource will help us respond to where the need is greatest at this time: helping protect those most at risk and minimizing virus spread.”

Important Information & Instructions:

  • Halton residents 80 years of age and older can book an appointment at any one of Halton’s COVID-19 Vaccination Centres through the online booking system.
  • Residents who are not 80 years of age and older: please do not call 311 or visit the online booking system to ensure eligible residents have access. Residents are asked to review the list of who is currently eligible in Halton and where to book appointments.
  • Eligible residents who are 80 years of age and older can call 311 if they require booking support. Please only call 311 if you are unable to book online to ensure those residents requiring support can be assisted.
  • Halton Region is offering transportation services to and from appointments for residents who require support, free of charge. 
  • Vaccinations are by appointment only (no walk-ins) and must be booked through Halton Region’s online system or through 311. Please do not call the clinic locations directly for an appointment or to ask questions about Halton’s vaccination program.
  • There will be appointments available to book for every resident who is 80 years of age and older during March and April. All appointments are contingent on the availability of vaccine supply.
  • To maintain physical distancing and safety measures, please arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment and not earlier.

To get the latest information on Halton Region’s COVID-19 Vaccine Program including who is currently eligible, transportation options and how to book an appointment, please visit halton.ca/COVIDvaccines. Halton Region’s website is being updated as the program progresses, and residents are asked to check this page regularly for the latest information. 

The Regional Municipality of Halton serves 580,000 residents in the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, and the Town of Oakville. Halton Region is committed to meeting the needs of its residents through the delivery of cost-effective, quality programs and services, including water and wastewater; Regional roads and planning; paramedic services; waste management; public health; social assistance; children’s and seniors’ services; housing services; heritage programs; emergency management and economic development. For more information, call 311 or visit Halton Region’s website at halton.ca.

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