|Halton Region COVID-19 Vaccination ProgramUPDATE: |
April 22, 2021Current eligibility and vaccination options in Halton
Getting our community vaccinated and protecting our most vulnerable from COVID-19 continues to be Halton Region’s top priority. We have Halton Region COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics located in each of our municipalities and there are now 73 participating pharmacies in Halton offering the AstraZeneca vaccine which has provided more options for eligible residents 40+ to be vaccinated as early as possible.
To learn more about eligibility, see the below chart or visit our Who is currently eligible in Halton webpage.
Eligible ResidentsVaccination Locations
– Individuals with highest-risk and high-risk health conditions and one essential caregiver;
– Essential workers who cannot work from home (Group 1 as identified by the Province); Please note: eligible essential workers must bring a completed COVID-19 Proof of Employment Attestation Form to their appointment.
– Restaurant workers and grocery store workers are not eligible at this time. The Province has identified these workers in Group 2 in their prioritization plan.
– Adults 50+ in an identified hot spot area (the L9E postal code area in Milton);
– Adults receiving chronic home care through a Local Health Integration Network or a home care agency;
– Halton residents 60 years of age and older (born in 1961 or earlier);
– Indigenous Adults (including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit populations) living in Halton, who are 18 years of age or older (must have had their 18th birthday on or before the date of their first dose appointment); and
– All health care workers who live or work in Halton and cannot work from home.
– Compass Point Bible Church, 1500 Kerns RoadBurlington:
– Joseph Brant Hospital, 1245 Lakeshore Rd (located at the hospital’s Pandemic Response Unit (PRU), which can be accessed through the South Tower Main Entrance off Lakeshore Road)
– Halton Hills: Gellert Community Centre, 10241 Eighth LineMilton:
– FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton, 1010 Main Street EastOakville:
– St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre, 1280 Dundas Street WestOakville:
– Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, 3001 Hospital Gate (located in the main lobby, which can be accessed through the East or West entrance. Free parking available in Lot #2 and Lot #6)
Please do not call these locations directly.
– Residents in long-term care and retirement homes; and
– Staff, residents and essential caregivers of eligible congregate care settings and other vulnerable groups (Halton’s on-site mobile teams will be visiting select congregate and assisted living facilities).
– Staff and designated essential caregivers from long-term care homes or regulated retirement homes in Halton that have not yet received a first dose can book their COVID-19 vaccination appointment through our online booking system.
If you require additional assistance to book an appointment, call 311.
Halton’s on-site mobile teams will be visiting select congregate and assisted living facilities. Please refer to the list of eligible facilities to determine if a mobile clinic is coming to your facility.
Adults 40 years of age and older
– Halton residents 40 years of age and older can be vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine through 73 participating pharmacies. Earlier appointments may be available through this program. Appointments must be booked directly with the pharmacy. To find a location and book an appointment, please visit ontario.ca/pharmacycovidvaccine.
Already booked at a Halton COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic? You can view/confirm or reschedule your appointment details online. If you have already booked your vaccine appointments, you can now quickly and easily verify or reschedule your appointment time and location online. Appointments are scheduled to 16 weeks (4 months) after the first dose, in alignment with Provincial direction and recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI). View/confirm or reschedule your appointment
Vaccine safety and effectiveness
Update from Halton Region’s Medical Officer of Health – COVID-19 Vaccine Safety – April 21, 2021
Vaccines are our best shot at beating COVID-19. Get the first vaccine that is available to you to help protect you and our community from COVID-19. They provide substantial, sustained protection against COVID-19, and can help prevent serious events such as hospitalization and even death. When a large percentage of the population becomes immune, the spread of the virus will slow down and may stop.
Currently, the Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca vaccines are available in Halton. Pfizer or Moderna vaccines are currently provided at Halton community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics. Please note vaccine availability is based on Federal and Provincial allocation, and it is not possible to guarantee which vaccine will be provided at community clinics.
AstraZeneca is available at participating pharmacies and select primary care settings for residents aged 40 or older. While the AstraZeneca vaccine is associated with extremely rare cases of blood clots, it is important to note these cases represent a small fraction of the tens of millions of doses delivered. All vaccines that have been authorized by Health Canada have gone through rigorous testing and thorough and independent reviews determined that they meet stringent safety, efficacy and quality requirements. For more information on vaccine safety and effectiveness, please visit Halton’s Vaccines and Safety webpage.
How to prepare for your vaccination appointment
Please visit Preparing for your vaccination appointment webpage for information on when to get a health care provider assessment, screening for COVID-19 symptoms on the day of your appointment and what to bring to your appointment.
COVID-19 Vaccination status
Data last updated on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, for doses administered up to and including Tuesday, April 20, 2021. As of Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 153,970 doses have been administered to priority populations identified by the Province. This represents about 28 per cent of Halton’s population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Our vaccination status dashboard is updated Monday to Friday between 12 and 2 p.m. Please click here to view the full dashboard.
To learn more about Halton Region’s COVID-19 Vaccine Program, including who is currently eligible and how to book an appointment, please visit halton.ca/COVIDvaccines. We also have the latest information on vaccine safety and answers to frequently asked questions.For more information, please visit halton.ca/COVIDvaccines.