Who is currently eligible?
Anyone born in 2009 or older who lives, works or goes to school in Halton Region is eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19. To learn about your vaccination options, refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic webpage.
It is important that individuals receive both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Eligibility for third COVID-19 doses
The Province has begun offering third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine (external link) to those at highest-risk in order to provide them with an extra layer of protection against the Delta variant. Identified groups include:
- Vulnerable elderly living in congregate settings
- Moderately to severely immunocompromised persons
Vulnerable elderly living in congregate settings
Residents of Halton’s long-term care and high-risk retirement homes have been offered a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. On Oct. 7, 2021, the Province expanded eligibility for a third dose (external PDF) to include elderly persons living in congregate settings. Halton Public Health will contact eligible facilities with information once plans are finalized.
Moderately to Severely immunocompromised persons
Third doses of COVID-19 vaccines are available at Halton Region vaccination clinics, participating pharmacies or some primary care locations for persons who meet the following criteria:
- recipients of a solid organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy;
- those undergoing active treatment for solid tumors or malignant hematologic disorders;
- recipients of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T-cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within 2 years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy);
- those with moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome);
- those with Stage 3 or advanced untreated HIV infection and those with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; and
- those undergoing active treatment with the following categories of immunosuppressive therapies: anti-B cell therapies (monoclonal antibodies targeting CD19, CD20 and CD22, including those who have completed treatment within 12 months), high-dose systemic corticosteroids, alkylating agents, antimetabolites, or tumor-necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors and other biologic agents that are significantly immunosuppressive.
Individuals must present a completed referral form (PDF file) from their health care practitioner when they arrive for vaccination. Please note, third doses of COVID-19 vaccines will not be offered at GO-VAXX clinics.
For a complete list of persons eligible for a third dose and definition of terms, refer to the Ministry of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Third Dose Recommendations (external link.