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Halton residents 80 and older can now book appointments to get vaccinated

Starting today, Halton residents who are 80 years of age and older can book an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at a Halton Region COVID-19 vaccination clinic.

Appointment must be booked online through Halton Region’s booking system or through 311

Residents of Halton, including Burlington, who are 80 or older can start booking appointments now. (Kate Dubinski/CBC)

Starting today, Halton residents who are 80 years of age and older can book an appointment to receive the 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 Gary Carr, regional chair, in a media release. This includes residents of Burlington.

"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," Carr said.

The initial vaccination sites are:

  • Gellert Community Centre, 10241 Eighth Line, Georgetown.
  • St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre, 1280 Dundas St., Oakville.
  • Compass Point Bible Church, 1500 Kerns Rd., Burlington.
  • FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton, 1010 Main St. E., Milton.
  • Joseph Brant Hospital 1245 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington (located at the hospital's pandemic response unit (PRU), which can be accessed through the South Tower Main Entrance off Lakeshore Road).

Appointments must be booked online through Halton Region's booking system or through 311 if assistance is required.

"Getting more vulnerable populations vaccinated is a major step towards achieving community immunity and preventing severe illness from COVID-19," said 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."

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