COVID-19 Vaccination Update as of April 9th, 2021:
Starting Friday, April 16, more priority groups identified in the Province’s vaccine distribution plan will be eligible to book appointments through Halton’s online booking system.
In addition to the groups currently eligible (aged 60+) for vaccination, the following populations can begin booking vaccination appointments starting Friday, April 16:
- Individuals (age 18 and older) with highest-risk and high-risk health conditions and one essential caregiver:
- highest-risk health conditions include: organ transplant recipients; hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients; and people with neurological diseases in which respiratory function may be compromised (e.g., motor neuron disease, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis), haematological malignancy diagnosed within the past year, or kidney disease (eGFR <30): and
- high-risk health conditions include: obesity (body mass index over 40), or receiving treatments causing immunosuppression (e.g., chemotherapy, immunity-weakening medications), and intellectual or developmental disabilities (e.g., Down syndrome).
- Essential workers (age 18 and older) who cannot work from home (Group 1 as identified by Province):
- elementary/secondary school workers (including educators, custodial, school bus drivers, administrative staff);
- workers responding to critical events (including police, fire, special constables, children’s aid society workers, emergency management, and critical infrastructure restoration workers);
- enforcement, inspection and compliance roles (including by-law enforcement, building inspectors, food inspectors, animal welfare inspectors, border inspection officers, and labour inspectors/WSIB field workers);
- all licensees, employees and students on an educational placement who interact directly with children in licensed child care centres and in authorized recreation and skill building programs;
- licensed home child care and in-home service providers, employees of a home child care agency and students on an educational placement;
- foster care agency workers (including customary care providers);
- food manufacturing and distribution workers;
- agriculture and farm workers; and
- funeral, crematorium and cemetery workers.
- Adults 50+ in an identified hotspot area (Adults 50 years of age and older living in the L9E postal code area, in Milton).
- Remaining health care workers who live or work in Halton and cannot work from home.
Halton Region continues to follow Provincial direction on prioritization and does not have the authority to grant exceptions. The availability of appointments will be contingent on supply.
Important information & instructions:
- On Friday, April 16, more eligible groups can book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment through Halton’s online booking system. This includes Halton residents with highest-risk and high-risk health conditions and one essential caregiver, essential workers who cannot work from home in Group 1, Halton residents 50 years of age and older living in the identified hotspot area of Milton (L9E postal code area) and any health care worker who cannot work from home. For a complete list of who is eligible and who will be eligible next, please visit halton.ca/COVIDvaccines.
- While booking online is the fastest way to schedule an appointment, residents can also call 311 if they require booking support. Residents who are not currently eligible to receive the vaccine are asked not to call 311 or visit the online booking system to ensure eligible residents have access.
- Vaccinations at Halton’s clinics are by appointment only (no walk-ins) and must be booked through Halton Region’s online system or through 311. Please do not contact clinics directly. Bookings for Halton residents are not available through the Provincial booking system; residents who access the Provincial booking system will be guided back to Halton’s system.
- Vaccinations at a participating pharmacy are by appointment only (no walk-ins) and must be booked directly through the pharmacy. Please do not call 311 for pharmacy appointments. If you are 55 or older, please visit ontario.ca/PharmacyCovidVaccine to find a location and information on how to register and book.
- Eligible residents can book appointments at any one of Halton’s six COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics located in Burlington (including Joseph Brant Hospital), Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville (including Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital). Residents are reminded that parking is free at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and Joseph Brant Hospital for those with scheduled appointments at these clinics.
- Residents who have already scheduled an appointment for vaccination through Halton Region can verify their appointment details directly online, including appointment time, date and location.
- Halton Region continues to offer transportation services to and from appointments for residents who require support, free of charge.
- 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 (not earlier) and remember to wear a non-medical mask.
Calling All Caregivers Event
Starting Tuesday, April 13th, 2021
If you are a caregiver and want to participate in a group program that will provide supportive and practical information, it’s not too late to register for this virtual session!
The program will run the second Tuesday of every month (April/May/June) beginning on
Tuesday, April 13th from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
To register call 905-878- 1720 or email firstname.lastname@example.org