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This page includes important information you need to know before you book your appointment and information on how to ensure you are prepared for your appointment. Please read carefully. See our Frequently Asked Questions for more information on Halton’s vaccination program and vaccine safety. For information on groups that are currently eligible for vaccination, please check our Who is currently eligible in Halton webpage.

Update:

  • Indigenous Adults (including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit populations) who live in Halton and are 18 years of age or older as well as one immediate household family member who is 18 or older can now book their COVID-19 vaccination appointment through our online booking system.
  • Starting Friday April 16 more priority groups identified in the Find out if you will be eligible as part of this expansion.
  • There are currently 19 pharmacies offering the AstraZeneca to individuals aged 55+. The AstraZeneca vaccine is safe and effective in preventing severe illness and complications from COVID-19. Booking through a pharmacy is also another option for eligible residents to get their vaccine and gain protection from COVID-19 as soon as possible. Earlier appointments may also be available through this program. Find a location and book now (external link).
 

Vaccination options in Halton

Eligible residents can book their COVID-19 vaccination appointment through Halton’s online booking system to be vaccinated at a Halton COVID-19 vaccination clinic or directly through participating pharmacies in Halton. All clinics and pharmacies are by appointment only (no walk-ins).

Please review the information below carefully before booking your appointment.

Clinic location Eligible residents
  • Adults 60 years of age or older (born in or before 1961)
  • Essential Caregivers/Residents at congregate settings
  • Recipients of regular home care services from LHIN
  • Indigenous Adults (including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit populations) who live in Halton and are 18 years of age or older as well as one immediate household family member who is 18 or older. Note: To be eligible, you must have had your 18th birthday on or before the date of your first dose appointment.
  • Health care workers who live or work in Halton region in Highest, Very High and High priority groups (external PDF) (High Priority health care workers must be providing direct, in-person patient care (non-virtual care) at least once a week).

There are currently 19 pharmacies located across Halton (external link) offering the AstraZeneca vaccine.

The AstraZeneca vaccine is safe and effective in preventing severe illness and complications from COVID-19. Booking through a pharmacy is also another option for eligible residents to get their vaccine and gain protection from COVID-19 as soon as possible. Earlier appointments may also 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 (external link).

COVID-19 vaccination clinics are not yet open to the general public and will first serve priority populations identified by the Province.

Before you book an appointment at a Halton COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

Please read the following important information:

  • Clinics are available by appointment only. No walk-ins—those who show up at clinics without an appointment, will not be permitted to enter.
  • A friend, family member or support person can book an appointment for you.
  • Each individual requires their own appointment—our booking system does not currently allow group bookings (for example, spouses/partners).
  • The following residents are eligible to book at this time:
    • Residents 60 years of age or older (born in or before 1961) or someone on their behalf;
    • Indigenous Adults (including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit populations) who live in Halton and are 18 years of age or older as well as one immediate household family member who is 18 or older. Note: To be eligible, you must have had your 18th birthday on or before the date of your first dose appointment.
    • Staff and essential caregivers who have not yet received a first dose in a long-term care home or retirement homes;
    • Eligible health care workers who live and work in Halton; and
    • Adults receiving chronic home care (through a Local Health Integration Network or Home Care Agency)

View a list of who is currently eligible in Halton and how to book an appointment.

Please be advised: We are currently accepting appointments for residents of Halton region, including Burlington, Halton Hills (Georgetown, Acton), Milton or Oakville who are eligible to receive a vaccine:

  • currently 60 years of age or older (born in or before 1961);
  • Indigenous Adults (including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit populations) who live in Halton and are 18 years of age or older as well as one immediate household family member who is 18 or older.
  • staff and essential caregivers from long-term care and retirement homes in Halton who have not yet received a first dose;
  • health care workers, who live OR work in Halton region identified as
    • highest priority
    • very high priority
    • high priority (providing direct, in-person patient care (non-virtual care) at least once a week or more); or
  • adults receiving chronic home care (through a Local Health Integration Network or Home Care Agency).

Before booking your appointment, you must make sure that you fit the within an eligible group. You will be required to provide proof of your eligibility when you arrive at your vaccination appointment (see “How to prepare for your appointment” below for more information).

Do not get the COVID-19 vaccine if you:

Talk to your health care provider before getting the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine if you:

  • Are pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • Have an autoimmune condition or immunodeficiency condition and are receiving any of the following treatments:
    • stem cell therapy
    • CAR-T therapy
    • chemotherapy
    • immune checkpoint inhibitors
    • monoclonal antibodies (e.g., rituximab) and other targeted agents (e.g., CD4/6 inhibitors, PARP inhibitors etc.)

If you are booking the appointment on behalf of someone else, you will be asked to provide your name, relationship with the client, and your contact information. By providing your contact information, the Region may contact you if there are important changes to the client’s appointment.

Halton residents are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from their vaccination appointments. If you are able to, please drive yourself or make arrangements for a ride from a family member or a support person. If you will be travelling to a clinic with someone from outside of your household, please review our COVID-19 Public Health Guidelines: Car Travel for tips on how to travel safely (PDF file).

To ensure that we can accommodate those that need it most, residents are encouraged to make their own arrangements where possible.

If you do not have transportation to your vaccination appointments, you can arrange a ride with one of the local service providers listed below. Transportation is free of charge for Halton residents 60 years of age or older.

Local transportation service providers:

Local Municipality Service Providers Contact #
Burlington Handi-Van (external link) 905-639-5158
Burlington Taxi (external link) 905-333-3333
Halton Hills ActiVan (external link) 905-702-6435
EZ Taxi (external link) 905-873-9900
Milton Milton access+ (external link) 905-875-5417
Milton Rainbow Taxi (Milton Taxi Services) (external link) 905-875-3015
Oakville care-A-van (external link) 905-337-9222
Oakville United Taxi (external link) 905-338-0044

Important: Please book your transportation at least 48 hours in advance of your clinic appointment.

You will be required to provide your

  • full name;
  • date, time and location of your vaccination appointment;
  • if you have a mobility device; and
  • if you are traveling with a support person.

Before booking your appointment, have your government issued I.D. ready. You may be asked to enter this information on the registration form. Acceptable forms of government issued I.D. include:

  • Ontario Health Card (preferred)
  • Driver’s License
  • Passport
  • Birth Certificate
  • Ontario photo card
  • Employee ID
  • Out-of-province Health Card Number
  • Medical Record number
  • Indigenous identification (First Nation, Metis and Inuit)

You may also be required to provide this same I.D. at the vaccine clinic, on the day of your appointment. This is in addition to providing proof of your eligibility. See How to prepare for your appointment below for more information.

 

Book your appointment at Halton COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

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  • COVID-19 vaccination requires two doses. Both of your appointments will be booked when completing the registration form.
  • The booking system is for booking first doses only. If you have already received your first dose, please book your second dose at the same location you received your first dose.
  • You will have the option to print your appointment information or receive a confirmation email. If you do not have an email account or printer, please have a pen and paper available to write down the date, time and location of your vaccination appointments.
  • Your appointment will not be confirmed until you complete the form by clicking “Book Now”.

More vaccination options in Halton!

There are currently 19 pharmacies offering the AstraZeneca to individuals aged 55+. The AstraZeneca vaccine is safe and effective in preventing severe illness and complications from COVID-19. Booking through a pharmacy is also another option for eligible residents to get their vaccine and gain protection from COVID-19 as soon as possible. Earlier appointments may also 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 (external link)

 

Accommodation and language supports at the clinics:

  • If you will need a disability related accommodation (e.g., American Sign Language interpretation, the use of an assistive device) at the clinic, please let us know as soon as possible after booking your appointment by calling 311 or emailing accesshalton@halton.ca.
  • Wheelchairs are available at each of the clinic sites.
  • Language interpretation services are available on site for residents who do not speak English.

If you require support and are part of an eligible priority population, you may also book your appointment by calling 311 or 1-866-442-5866 (toll-free). Please only call 311 if you require assistance to ensure those that need support have access.

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How to prepare for your appointment

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Please do not attend your appointment if you are not well or begin to show symptoms of COVID-19 (external PDF). If you have any one (1) symptom of COVID-19, you must:

  • self-isolate immediately (external PDF). This means staying home, asking others to get essential items for you and having no close contact with anyone;
  • book an appointment to be tested at a COVID-19 Assessment Centre.

Read the How to Prepare for your COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet (PDF file) for information on what to do on the day of your appointment, what to bring to your appointment and what you can expect at your vaccine appointment.

All residents, including individuals attending an appointment as a support (for example, caregiver) will be actively screened. Individuals who do not pass the screening test, will not be permitted to enter the vaccine clinic and will be advised to follow public health direction and reschedule at a later date.

Before you go to your appointment, please make note of the following items (or print this page) to ensure you are prepared:

  • Bring the government issued I.D. that you used to book your appointment.
  • Bring proof that you fit the eligibility criteria.
  • Bring your non-medical mask.
  • Wear clothing that can be easily rolled up to access the upper arm (to receive the vaccine).

You are required to provide proof that you are a part of an eligible group.

Eligible Group Examples of documents providing proof of eligibility
Adults 60 years of older (born in or before 1961) who are residents of Halton Region

Proof of your age:

  • Driver’s License
  • Health Card
  • Passport
  • Birth Certificate
  • Ontario photo card
  • Other identification with date of birth

Proof that you are a resident of Halton:

  • Driver’s License
  • Cancelled personalized cheque
  • Utility bill for hydro, water, gas, telephone or TV
  • Mortgage statement, lease or rental agreement
  • Insurance policy or insurance statement
Indigenous adults (including First Nations, Metis and Inuit populations) living in Halton aged 55 years of age or older (born in or before 1966), including one additional immediate household family member with required identification.
  • Proof that you live in Halton (for example, a driver’s license, copy of lease agreement, bank statement, or utility bill)
  • Document confirming your date of birth. You must be at least 18 years old.
  • You may be asked to confirm that you identify as an Indigenous adult (First Nations, Metis or Inuit) at your appointment.
Staff of long-term care homes or retirement homes that have not yet received a first dose

Proof of employment:

  • Paystub
  • Letter from employer
Health care workers identified as highest priority (external PDF), who live OR work in Halton Region

Proof of job title or designation:

  • Paystub
  • Letter from employer or governing college

You must also provide proof that you live or work in Halton Region.

Health care workers identified as very high priority (external PDF), who live OR work in Halton Region

Proof of job title or designation:

  • Paystub
  • Letter from employer

You must also provide proof that you live or work in Halton Region

Adults receiving chronic home care (through a LHIN or home care agency)

Proof that you are a resident of Halton:

  • Driver’s License
  • Cancelled personalized cheque
  • Utility bill for hydro, water, gas, telephone or TV
  • Mortgage statement, lease or rental agreement
  • Insurance policy or insurance statement

You must sign a declaration of eligibility to attest to your eligibility as a recipient of chronic home care.

If you do not provide documents that prove your eligibility to be vaccinated, you must sign a declaration of eligibility at the vaccination clinic.

  • Expect to be at the vaccine clinic approximately for 30 minutes.
  • To maintain physical distancing and safety measures, please arrive 10 minutes prior (and not earlier) to your appointment for registration.
  • Wear a non-medical mask at all times.
  • If you require support, please only bring one person with you.

Upon arrival, all residents, including individuals attending an appointment as a support person (for example, caregiver) will be actively screened (external PDF). Individuals who do not pass the screening test, will not be permitted to enter the vaccine clinic and will be advised to follow public health direction and reschedule at a later date.

Please remember that vaccination does not replace the public health measures that remain critical to stopping the spread of COVID-19 (for example, physical distancing, wearing a mask, etc.). To get the latest information on public health direction in Halton, please visit halton.ca/COVID19.

Read the What to Expect After Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet (PDF file) to learn what you should do after your appointment.

Extended interval between first and second dose appointments

The Province of Ontario has announced (external link) that it will extend the time interval between first and second vaccine doses from 21 days to 16 weeks (4 months). All vaccination sites, including Halton Region Public Health clinics, must follow the directives sent out by Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health.

The Province has based this decision on recent recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) (external link) and research that indicates the first dose of COVID-19 vaccines have high effectiveness against symptomatic disease and hospitalization after the first dose. Extending the time between doses means that more people will be protected sooner. If you have already booked your appointments, there will be no change to your first dose appointment. Second dose appointments will be booked automatically.

Please note: The interval for 21-28 days between doses remains for residents of long-term care homes, retirement homes and assisted living facilities, recipients of organ transplants and individuals with malignant hematological disorder, or non-hematological disorder tumor receiving chemotherapy.

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