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Halton Region Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Schedule for the Month of May

Halton vaccine schedule for May 2021

*Please see a news release issued by the Region of Halton.

The Regional Municipality of Halton
For Immediate Release
May 3, 2021

In response to the Province’s announcement to accelerate the rollout of its COVID-19 vaccine program, Halton Region is moving forward with a vaccination schedule for the month of May to vaccinate those most at risk in the Halton community.

“Halton Region is pleased that we are able to offer appointments to more residents, including essential workers, as vaccine supply is expected to increase. Our ability to expand to more eligible groups remains dependent on ongoing and predictable supplies from both the Provincial and Federal governments. We have capacity in our Vaccination Clinics to vaccinate double what we are doing now if more supply was available.” — Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr

Halton’s vaccination schedule aligns with the Province’s direction to prioritize vaccination based on age and risk. Halton is making essential workers a priority as there continues to be higher rates of infection among those who cannot work from home. Age also continues to be a predictor for a higher risk of severe illness and death. To protect the community and reduce risk for everyone, our plan will roll out appointment bookings to Halton residents in priority sequence as follows:

ELIGIBLE HALTON RESIDENTSELIGIBLE TO BOOK APPOINTMENTS STARTING (DEPENDENT ON SUPPLY):
50+ who cannot work from homeMonday, May 3 (as previously announced)
40+ who cannot work from homeWednesday, May 5
30+ who cannot from homeFriday, May 7
16+ who cannot work from home (attending school in-person does NOT qualify)Monday, May 10
Age Groups (starting with 50+)Starting Wednesday, May 12

To learn more about Halton Region’s COVID-19 Vaccine Program, including who is currently eligible and how to book an appointment, please visit halton.ca/COVIDvaccines.

PLEASE NOTE: To stay updated on what the City of Burlington is doing regarding COVID-19, please visit the dedicated pages burlington.ca/coronavirus (and subscribe) and bit.ly/mayormeedwardCOVID19updates, and our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page — bit.ly/COVID19BurlingtonFAQ that are updated as new information becomes available.

A consolidated page for information and updates on the work of the provincial Ministers’ COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force is available at bit.ly/COVIDVaccineUpdates.

Halton Region has also created a dedicated COVID-19 Vaccine webpage at halton.ca/covidvaccines for up to date information on the status of our COVID19 vaccination program.

A Burlington COVID-19 Task Force has been created to help support our community through this unprecedented emergency — updates will be provided at burlington.ca/COVID19taskforce.

To report an incident of non-compliance with provincial emergency orders, please contact the Halton Regional Police Service COVID-19 Hotline: 905-825-4722.

We’ve also created a dedicated page to feature the local organizations and businesses that have inspired us during the COVID-19 pandemic by taking action to support our community in new and creative ways — head to bit.ly/covidwallofinspiration.

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*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist

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