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Halton Residents Over 75 Can Now Book their COVID Shot

Halton Region launched its COVID-19 vaccination booking system on March 3.

“Our booking system is now live and taking appointments for our 80+ community. 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.” Halton Regional Chair, Gary Carr, says in his statement.

On March 18, Halton Region announced “Starting Friday, March 19, Halton residents 75 years old and older (born in or before 1946), and Indigenous adults (including First Nations, Métis and Inuit populations) living in Halton who are aged 55 and older (born in 1966 or earlier), including one immediate household family member will be able to book a vaccination appointment through our online booking system.”

Clinics are by appointment only (no walk-ins) and can be booked online through Halton Region’s booking system or through 311 if assistance is required. The region’s page, has all the information you need about who can book, clinic locations, transportation, what to expect after your vaccination, as well as the Covid vaccination registration link.

The Halton Hills vaccination clinic is located at the Gellert Center in Georgetown. If you require transportation, both the ActiVan (905-642-6436) or EZ Taxi (905-873-9900) can be booked in advance and are free to residents over 80 to get to and from the clinic.

On the day of your appointment:

  • Bring the government issued I.D. that you used to book your appointment.

  • Expect to be at the vaccine clinic approximately for 30 minutes.

  • To maintain physical distancing and safety measures, please arrive 10 minutes prior (and not earlier) to your appointment for registration.

  • Bring your mask or face covering. It must be worn at all time.

  • Wear clothing that can be easily rolled up to access the shoulder (to receive the vaccine).

In her statement, Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Halton Region Medical Officer of Health, reminds us “Getting more vulnerable populations vaccinated is a major step towards achieving community immunity and preventing severe illness from COVID-19. 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.”

Halton Region has developed several fact sheets related to COVID-19. This one provides a good overview of what you need to know about the vaccine.

Thus far in phase 1, Halton Region’s COVID dashboard reports that, as of March 12, 40,922 doses of the vaccine have been administered. 1,170 of those doses were in the Community Clinics which opened on March 6. And on March 5, Chair Carr shared over Twitter that 15,245 residents age 80 and older booked appointments.


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