Halton Region Urges Residents to get vaccinated

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Halton Region is urging residents to get both doses of COVID-19 Vaccine as soon as possible. Appointments are available throughout the rest of July, and into August thanks to a constant supply of vaccine.

“We are in a race against COVID-19 and its variants. We need to get everyone fully vaccinated to avoid a fourth wave in the fall,” Medical Officer of Health Dr. Hamidah Meghani said.

The vaccine gives extra protection against the delta variant. “We need 90% vaccinated, and every dose counts,” Meghani added. There are a variety of ways to get the vaccine:

Anyone 12 years of age, and over who has an appointment for their second dose in September or October is asked to book an earlier date. Residents are reminded to cancel their appointments, if they’ve found a second dose elsewhere.

When arriving at your appointment:

Halton recorded an increase of 16 cases as of Wednesday, including 3 from Milton. 6,025 cases of COVID-19 variants have been reported to date. 2,074 have been recorded in Milton.

Laura Steiner, Local Journalism Initiative, The Milton Reporter

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Laura Steiner, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Milton Reporter, Milton Reporter

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