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Halton Region Readying Vaccination Clinics for Priority Populations in Preparation for More Vaccine Supply

Halton Vaccine Clinic Locations_Feb 2021

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

The Regional Municipality of Halton
For Immediate Release
February 23, 2021

Halton Region is ready to open our 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. 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.” — Gary Carr, Halton Regional Chair

Clinics are located in each municipality and have been selected based on the ability to maintain health and safety measures, accessibility and amenities.

  1. Gellert Community Centre, 10241 Eighth Line, Georgetown
  2. St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre, 1280 Dundas Street West, Oakville
  3. Compass Point Bible Church, 1500 Kerns Road, Burlington
  4. Milton Centre for the Arts, 1010 Main Street East, Milton

These are initial locations and 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. 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.” — Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Halton Region’s Medical Officer of Health

Quick Clinic Facts:

  • The clinics are not yet open to the general public. The clinics will first serve priority populations identified by the Province, beginning with adults 80 years of age and older.
  • Information on clinic openings and how to book an appointment will be available when the amount of vaccines is confirmed. The public and current priority populations will be notified through a variety of print and digital channels when the booking system is ready and more details are confirmed.
  • Planning is also underway to provide additional supports such as transportation for residents who require them. More information will be provided as those details are confirmed.

As of Friday, February 19, 23,934 doses have been administered in Halton to priority populations. Mobile teams of Public Health and Paramedic Services continue to administer vaccinations to long-term care and retirement home residents. Halton Healthcare continues to operate the COVID-19 Vaccination Centre at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital for prioritized health care workers, essential caregivers and staff of long-term care and retirement homes.

To get the latest information on Halton Region’s COVID-19 Vaccine Program, please visit halton.ca/COVIDvaccines. This page is updated as the situation evolves, and residents are asked to check this page regularly for the latest information about COVID-19 vaccines.

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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