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COVID-19 vaccine updates for health care professionals

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COVID-19 vaccination status

All individuals 12 years of age and older who live, work or go to school in Halton region are eligible to be vaccinated at a Halton Region Community Vaccination clinic.

Halton Region COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

All individuals born in 2009 or older who live, work or go to school in Halton region are eligible to be vaccinated. Please note: Halton Region Public Health does not have the authority to provide any exceptions.

Walk-in appointments are available for first and second doses through Halton Region Community Vaccination Clinics. Appointments for second doses can be booked online at Halton’s COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic webpage. Appointments and walk-in options are available at pharmacies (external link) and primary care offices throughout Halton.

Providing support for COVID-19 immunization

Proactively engage your patients who are eligible for vaccine or will be eligible soon. Encourage them to get vaccinated as soon as they are eligible. Address any questions or concerns they have about the COVID-19 vaccines.

If you are interested in providing in-office COVID-19 vaccination, please email pharmacists@halton.ca.

  • Clear contraindications
    The COVID-19 vaccine is not recommended for individuals with a history of severe allergic reaction to any components of the vaccine:
    • Medicinal ingredient: mRNA
    • Non-medicinal ingredients:
      • ALC-0315 = ((4-hydroxybutyl)azanediyl)bis(hexane-6,1-diyl)bis(2-hexyldecanoate)
      • ALC-0159 = 2-[(polyethylene glycol)-2000]-N,N-ditetradecylacetamide
      • 1,2-Distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine
      • cholesterol
      • dibasic sodium phosphate dihydrate
      • monobasic potassium phosphate
      • potassium chloride
      • sodium chloride
      • sucrose
      • water for injection

Patients who have had a severe allergic reaction, anaphylaxis or have a known allergy to a component(s) of the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines, including polyethylene glycol (PEG), MUST consult a medical professional, such as their doctor, allergist or immunologist to discuss COVID-19 vaccination. If a physician still recommends COVID-19 vaccination, the physician will need to review the patient information with the Associate Medical Officer of Health by calling 311.

Pharmacies currently enrolled in the 2020/2021 Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP) are eligible to be considered for COVID-19 vaccine administration. No new UIIP enrollment will be undertaken at this time.

Final site selection will be determined by the Ministry of Health. Pharmacies will be contacted by the ministry to participate and enroll in the program, including completion of a COVAX Access Agreement, establishing billing policies and procedures, and onboarding of users for the COVAX system.

Continued education and training

COVID-19 vaccine resources

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