Halton Region is opening four community immunization clinics to help with school-related vaccines. The clinics will open September 20, 2021.
"With many local pharmacies and primary care providers now offering the COVID-19 vaccine, Halton Region will be able to transition some of our clinic locations to help Halton students catch-up on their important school-based immunizations, as well as continuing to operate COVID-19 vaccine clinics for those who haven't gotten their COVID-19 vaccine yet," Halton Region Chair Gary Carr said. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the Region to pause the delivery of school-based immunizations.
The eligibility will be as follows:
Over 30,000 born between 2004, and 2009 require one of three school-based vaccines, while post-secondary students born in 2002-2003 may have missed their chances.
"This program will leverage the successes from our COVID-19 clinics, including many of the clinic locations, resources, supplies and technology, to efficiently implement these mass clinics and begin catching up students as quickly as possible," Halton Region Medical Officer of Health Dr. Hamidah Meghani said. Residents are able to book appointments beginning September 16 for their shots.
The Region will still operate two COVID-19 vaccination clinics. One at the YMCA-Oakville, and the second at the FirstOntario Arts Centre. Appointments are available only on a walk-in basis. To learn more about alternate locations offering COVID-19 shots please visit the Region's website
As of September 15, Halton Region recorded an increase of 23 cases of COVID-19, six of which are from Milton. 81% of Halton residents have received both doses.
Laura Steiner, Local Journalism Initiative, The Milton Reporter
Laura Steiner, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Milton Reporter, Milton Reporter