No-charge transportation is available for people facing barriers getting to a Halton Region COVID-19 community vaccination clinic only. Note: Transportation is not offered to any other locations, such as pharmacies or primary care providers.
If you are able, please drive yourself to the clinic or ask a family member or a support person to take you. This will ensure that we help those that need the service most. Learn how to safely travel in a car with those outside your household (PDF file).
If transportation is a barrier to getting to a vaccine clinic, please choose one of the options below:
Option 1: Request a no-charge ride through one of the local taxi services listed below.
Taxi services are available at no charge for those attending a vaccine clinic.
Please book transportation at least 48 hours in advance. Please call 311 if you require assistance to book a taxi.
Option 2: Request a ride through the Ontario Community Support Association(external link) at least 48 hours in advance of your vaccination.
The Ontario government has partnered with the Ontario Community Support Association(external link) to help people with disabilities, and seniors with mobility issues, to safely get to and from COVID-19 vaccination clinics. Children aged 5 to 11 with disabilities or mobility issues, along with their parent or caregiver, are also eligible.
To book a ride from the Accessible Drive to Vaccines website (external link) you need to:
- be a person with a disability within the meaning of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. This can include physical, developmental, learning, mental, hearing and visual disabilities; and
- have limited or no access to safe transportation or face barriers to getting to or from a COVID-19 vaccination clinic.
- have a vaccine appointment booked for the date that transportation is requested (Note: Providers will do their best to accommodate rides to walk-in and pop-up vaccination clinics if they have driver availability).
Other things to know about this service:
- One caregiver or support person can go with you, to and from the COVID-19 Vaccine clinic.
- You may have the same driver both ways or two different drivers.
Option 3: Apply online for COVID-19 in-home vaccination service.
Eligible residents 12 years of age or older can apply for the in-home COVID-19 vaccination service (check eligibility for COVID-19 vaccination here). To be eligible for this service, individuals must not be able to physically leave their home due to medical, physical, cognitive or psychosocial reasons. (Please note: lack of access to transportation does not define an individual as home-bound. Residents with transportation needs should contact 311).
Eligible residents can submit a request for the COVID-19 in-home vaccination service by completing the COVID-19 in-home vaccination service form. The form can be completed by a:
- eligible Halton resident or substitute decision maker
- physician or health care provider
- congregate living administrator
Applications will be reviewed by Halton Region Public Health. Please note this new process is not a rapid referral program. Staff will contact eligible residents within two to four weeks to schedule a vaccination appointment.