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Who is currently eligible?

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.

It is important that individuals receive both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

All individuals who are booking a first appointment will receive their second dose appointment at a minimum 28-day interval.

Learn how to reschedule your appointment.

Youth Vaccination Program

Individuals 12 to 17 years of age who live, work or attend school in Halton are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination.

Note: To be eligible, you must have had your 12th birthday on or before the date of their first dose appointment.

Health Canada has approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for those 12 years of age and older. Appointments for the Youth Vaccination Program should be made at a Halton Region Vaccination Clinic or pharmacy administering the Pfizer vaccine.

Have questions about the youth vaccination program? Check out our COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions page or visit the Kids Health First website (external link).

Informed consent

COVID-19 vaccines are only provided if informed consent is received from the person to be vaccinated, including those 12 to 17 years of age, and as long as the individual has the capacity to make this decision. This means that they understand:

  • what vaccination involves;
  • why it is being recommended; and
  • the risks and benefits of accepting or refusing to be vaccinated.

As a part of informed consent, anyone receiving an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine should be informed of the risk of myocarditis and pericarditis (external PDF), and advised to seek medical attention if they develop symptoms including shortness of breath, chest pain, or the feeling of a rapid or abnormal heart rhythm.

If they are not able to consent to receiving the vaccine, they require consent from their substitute decision-maker, such as their parent or legal guardian. To help youth and families make an informed decision, the Province has developed a number of resources based on expert medical advice and scientific information: