By: Laura Steiner
Halton Region is launching it online booking system for COVID-19 vaccine appointments Wednesday. The vaccine clinics will first be available only for residents 80 years of age and over, who live in the community.
“Our clinics are ready and our online booking system is set to open for appointment bookings on March 3,” Regional Chair Gary Carr said in a news release. The age range of 80 and over is consistent with provincial guidelines. The region has been working with transit, and taxi providers on a plan for free transportation for those who need it.
“If you know someone who is 80 years of age or older and may need assistance accessing information or booking their appointment, please reach out to them to assist,” Halton Region Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) Dr. Hamidah Meghani said. The vaccine clinics’ location are:
- Gellert Community Centre, 10241 Eighth Line, Georgetown
- St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre, 1280 Dundas Street West, Oakville
- Compass Point Bible Church, 1500 Kerms Rd. Burlington
- FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton, 1010 Main Street East, Milton
Residents are also reminded to stay home unless for essential purposes, and to avoid social gatherings. Halton remains in the “Red” on the province’s reopening framework. Capacity restrictions are in place on and restaurants. For more information on the vaccine clinic visit their website
As of March 1, Halton recorded an increase of 35 cases. Of those, 9 cases came from Milton. Halton has a total of 75 total variant cases. 62 have been screened positive. Of those, 16 cases are from Milton, with 9 screened positive. Halton hospitals have confirmed 13 cases of COVID19, wit h 12 currently confirmed in ICU.