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Small Urban GTHA Mayors Welcome Vaccine Rollouts Across Communities

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*Please see below a joint statement from the Small Urban GTHA Mayors Statement.

For Immediate Release

March 15, 2021

“The Small Urban GTHA Mayors met this past Friday to discuss how vaccine rollouts are occurring in each of the communities they represent.

We encourage each person to receie a vaccination to protect themselves from COVID-19 and we are grateful that the Federal Government is expecting over 2 million doses of vaccines by the end of March. Distribution details will be forthcoming but rest assured that vaccines are on the way and we are ready to administer them.

The Province also announced that to date, over 1 million vaccines have been administered and between April 2021 and July 2021, it is estimated that 9 million more Ontarians will be vaccinated.

Further details can be found at: https://news.ontario.ca/en/backgrounder/60570/populations-eligible-for-phase-two-covid-19-vaccination.

Be assured that we will not rest until all of our residents that want the vaccine are vaccinated.

In the interim, residents are reminded to follow public health guidelines and take the vaccine that is recommended by their public health units based on eligibility.

Please be patient and remember to stay safe at all times.”

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Contact:

Mayor Tom Mrakas

tmrakas@aurora.ca

Chair

Small Urban GTHA Mayors

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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