*Please see below a news release issued by the Region of Halton.
The Regional Municipality of Halton
For Immediate Release
March 3, 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.
- Gellert Community Centre, 10241 Eighth Line, Georgetown
- St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre, 1280 Dundas Street, Oakville
- Compass Point Bible Church, 1500 Kerns Road, Burlington
- FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton, 1010 Main Street East, Milton
- Joseph Brant Hospital 1245 Lakeshore Road, Burlington (located at the hospital’s Pandemic Response Unit [PRU], which can be accessed through the South Tower Main Entrance off Lakeshore Road)
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.
- Halton’s Online Booking System for Residents Aged 80+ set to Launch March 3
- Halton Region Readying Vaccination Clinics for Priority Populations in Preparation for More Vaccine Supply
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.
HELPFUL RESOURCES & RELATED LINKS:
- Community questions and requests regarding City of Burlington services can be directed to Service Burlington by phone at 905-335-7777, by email at email@example.com or online.
- Halton Region has created a Reopening Schools resource webpage for parents, students and teachers at halton.ca/covid19.
- For further COVID-19 information, including where to get tested, please visit Halton Region Public Health halton.ca/coronavirus
- Residents can stay informed at burlington.ca/coronavirus as well as on our social media channels: @cityburlington on Twitter and facebook.com/cityburlington
- Questions about the cancellation of Recreation programs can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or 905-335-7738
- City of Burlington: www.burlington.ca/coronavirus
- Resources for Residents & Non-Profit Organizations: www.burlington.ca/covid19resources.
- Halton Region: www.halton.ca/coronavirus
- Government of Ontario: www.ontario.ca/coronavirus
- Provincial Emergency Orders: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/200052
- Government of Canada: www.canada.ca/coronavirus
- World Health Organization: www.who.int
- Joseph Brant Hospital: josephbranthospital.ca/covid-19
- Team Burlington Business Supports: burlingtonchamber.com/team-burl-supporting-burl-business-during-covid-19/
- Burlington Food Bank: call 905-637-CARE (2273), or visit burlingtonfoodbank.ca
- Food for Life: call 905-635-1106 and press 7, or visit foodforlife.ca
- Canadian Mental Health Association – Halton Branch: call 289-291-5396, or visit halton.cmha.ca
*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist