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How to get your COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccine information

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This page includes information on where to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Halton.

Updates

  • New Flu and COVID-19 Booster Dose Clinic in Milton Mall. Appointments available weekdays, evenings and weekends:
  • Get boosted this fall! Everyone 12+ can now walk-in or book an appointment to get the bivalent COVID-19 booster dose.
    • The bivalent booster targets the original COVID-19 virus and the Omicron variant, and can help restore protection that has decreased since previous vaccination.

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions webpage for more information about the COVID-19 vaccine.

When can I get my next dose?

Use our calculator to quickly find out when you can get your next dose.

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Where to get vaccinated

Get boosted this fall! Everyone 12+ can now walk-in or book an appointment to get the bivalent COVID-19 booster dose.

Appointments at Halton region COVID-19 vaccination clinics are currently available until December 23, 2022. Appointments continue to be added to our system, so check back regularly. If you require assistance booking your appointment please call 311.

Municipality Address Date/Time
Burlington 1200 Brant Street, Unit A2 (Google Map link)
  • Former Home Outfitters (QEW and Brant)
  • The clinic is located between Best Buy and PetSmart
  • Tuesday, December 6 to Saturday, December 10 – 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Burlington 3450 Harvester Rd (Google Map link)
  • Tuesday, December 20 to Wednesday December 21 – 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Georgetown 161 Guelph St - Christ the King Secondary School (Google Map link)
  • Saturday, December 17 – 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Milton 180 Market Dr (Google Map link)
  • Tuesday, December 6 to Friday, December 9 – 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Milton 550 Ontario Street South (Google Map link)
  • Tuesday, December 13 to Friday, December 16 – 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. (NOTE: on Friday December 16 clinic closes at 1:45 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, December 20 to Thursday, December 22 – 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Oakville 240 Wyecroft Rd Suite 101 (Google Map link)
  • Please use the North entrance of the DRMG building attached to Burger King
  • Tuesday, December 6 to Friday, December 9 – 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 20 to Wednesday December 21 – 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Oakville South Oakville Centre, 1515 Rebecca Street (Google Map link)
  • Located inside South Oakville Centre near the Shoppers Drug Mart.
  • Tuesday, December 13 to Friday, December 16 – 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. (NOTE: Thursday, December 15 clinic closes at 1:45 p.m.)

Other information:

  • Masks are required at all Halton Region COVID-19 vaccination clinics.
  • In the event of an unplanned closure of a Halton region COVID-19 vaccination clinic, the closure will be announced on halton.ca, Halton Region’s social media channels and signage at the clinic.

All paediatric doses for children 6 months to 11 years of age are available by appointment only (no walk-ins).

Appointments at Halton region COVID-19 vaccination clinics are currently available until December 23, 2022. Appointments continue to be added to our system, so check back regularly. If you require assistance booking your appointment please call 311.

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Municipality Address Date/Time
Burlington 3450 Harvester Rd (Google Map link)
  • Saturday, December 17 – 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 22 to Friday December 23 – 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Georgetown 161 Guelph St - Christ the King Secondary School (Google Map link)
  • Saturday, December 10 – 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Milton 180 Market Dr (Google Map link)
  • Saturday, December 10 – 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • Friday December 23 – 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Oakville 240 Wyecroft Rd Suite 101 (Google Map link)
  • Please use the North entrance of the DRMG building attached to Burger King
  • Tuesday, December 13 -9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 14 – 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 17 – 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 22 to Friday December 23 – 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Note: Halton region COVID-19 paediatric vaccination clinics do not offer the Pfizer vaccine for children six months to under 5 years of age. Please contact a local pharmacy (external link) or your primary care office for this vaccine.

Pharmacies are a quick and convenient way to get your COVID-19 vaccine! Over 100 pharmacies in Halton Region offer the COVID-19 vaccine.

Use the pharmacy locator tool (external link) to filter locations based on:

  • Location (by postal code)
  • Operating hours
  • Age group and dose

Contact the pharmacy directly to book an appointment. Same-day appointments may be available.

Novavax is available at select pharmacies in Halton Region. Please contact the pharmacies directly to book your appointment.

If you are a pharmacy offering COVID-19 vaccines and are interested in offering Novavax please email pharmacists@halton.ca

Many family physicians are providing COVID-19 vaccines. Some physicians offer vaccines to their current patients, while others also offer it to the general public. Contact your family physician directly to find out if they are offering COVID-19 vaccination.

The clinics listed below may offer the vaccine to current patients aged six months old and older (exceptions listed) and individuals not on their patient roster (the general public).

Milton

Oakville

Eligible Halton residents can book vaccination appointments at clinics listed in the Provincial Booking System, including GO-VAXX bus clinics, Provincially-run clinics and clinics located across Ontario, through the Ontario’s booking portal (external link) or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900.

To view clinics available outside of Halton region:

  1. Visit Ontario’s booking portal (external link) and accept the terms of conditions.
  2. Enter your health card information, date of birth and postal code.
  3. Select Vaccine booking appointment and enter your dose information.
  4. Enter your postal code to see locations available.
    Note: If you enter a Halton postal code, you may need to adjust to a greater radius in order to see locations available.

GO-VAXX Clinics

  • All GO-VAXX clinics provide:
    • the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, including booster doses, for adults and youth ages 12 and up.
    • the bivalent mRNA COVID-19 booster dose for all eligible populations.
  • GO-VAXX clinics do not offer vaccination for children under 5 years of age. For vaccination options, residents can visit halton.ca/COVIDvaccines4kids.
  • Book an appointment online or walk in during clinic hours.
  • Appointments can be booked starting at 8 a.m. the day before the clinic: Visit Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccination portal (external link) or call 1-833-943-3900.
  • Bring government-issued ID to your appointment. Please dress appropriately for the weather.
  • GO-VAXX clinics are wheelchair accessible. Trained medical staff will be available to answer questions or concerns.
  • If your organization is interested in having the GO-VAXX clinic visit your community contact GOVAXX@ontario.ca.
Upcoming GO-VAXX Locations

A full list of GO-VAXX clinics dates are available on the Province's website (external link).

Milton Mall Flu and COVID-19 Booster Clinic (Between Lowes and RBC)

55 Ontario St S (Google Map link)
Milton, Ontario
L9T 2M3

  • This clinic offers Flu shot and COVID Bivalent Booster at the same appointment.
  • Flu shots are available for individuals ages 5+ and Bivalent booster for ages 12+
  • Appointments are available weekdays, evenings and weekends.
  • Book an appointment online through the Primecare Family Health Team booking system (external link)

FH Health

125 Lakeshore Road East (Google Map link)
Oakville, Ontario
L6J 1H3

  • This clinic supports priority booking for education staff, including educators, custodial staff, administrative staff, school bus drivers and child care staff.
  • Appointments are available Monday to Sunday.
  • To book an appointment visit online through the FH Health website (external link).
  • Appointments are also available at nine other FH Health clinics outside of Halton through the same booking system.

The COVID-19 In-home Vaccination service is available to eligible individuals if they are unable to be vaccinated outside of their home due to medical, physical, cognitive or psychosocial limitations.

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). (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 this 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 process is not a rapid referral program. Staff will contact eligible residents within two to four weeks to schedule a vaccination appointment.

Find out when you can get your next dose

Use this calculator to determine when you can get your next dose.

  • Primary Series: This calculator uses the recommended interval of eight weeks (or 56 days) between doses in your primary series.
  • Booster Doses: This calculator uses the minimum interval of three months. Get your booster dose three to six months after completing your last dose of COVID-19 vaccine (including monovalent boosters) or having a COVID-19 infection.

Please choose your dose from the dropdown menu, enter the date of your last dose or COVID-19 infection (whichever was most recent), and then select “Calculate Date”.



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placeholderText: Based on the information you provided this is the earliest date you can get your next dose. Appointments at Halton Region Community Clinics are currently available until December 23, 2022. Please check back regularly as appointments are added.

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) recommends a longer interval between doses as it has been shown to result in a better immune response and somewhat better vaccine effectiveness than shorter intervals (external PDF). Individuals may be able to receive a vaccine earlier than the recommended interval. If desired:

  • a second or third dose of a primary mRNA COVID-19 vaccine series can be received a minimum of 28 days after the last dose (this minimum interval is for mRNA vaccine only). (NOTE: Halton region Paediatric clinics require a minimum interval of 56 days for children six months to 11 years of age)
  • a booster dose can be received a minimum of 3 months (84 days) after completion of a primary COVID-19 vaccine series.

Find out where you can get your COVID-19 vaccine.

 

Steps to prepare for your COVID-19 vaccination

Follow these steps to get ready for your COVID-19 vaccination:

  1. Complete the online COVID-19 self-assessment (external link) before arriving at the clinic. Do not attend a vaccine clinic if you are not feeling well.
  2. Check if you are recommended to get an additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before visiting a clinic. Quickly calculate when it is recommended to get your next dose.
  3. Choose where to get your vaccine.
  4. Wear short sleeves or something easy to pull up so the vaccinator can easily reach your upper arm. Infants and young children may get the vaccine in their thigh, so consider clothing that can easily be removed.
  5. Bring the following items with you:
    • A mask (children over the age of 2 years are encouraged to wear a mask at Halton Region vaccination clinics)
    • Proof if you are moderately to severely immunocompromised (external link).
    • Out-of-province vaccination records, if you received a COVID-19 vaccine outside of Ontario. Report your out-of-province vaccination records before visiting a pharmacy or primary care provider. After you receive confirmation that your records have been verified, you can proceed to get your COVID-19 vaccine. You do not need to report the records prior to visiting a Halton Region Vaccination Clinic.
    • Consent form (if applicable):
      1. Under age of 12 attending without a parent or guardian: COVID-19 consent form (PDF file).
      2. Over 12 years of age and not able to provide informed consent: a parent/legal guardian/substitute decision maker can provide informed consent on their behalf by competing a COVID-19 consent form (12+) (PDF file).
    • Assistive devices as needed (for example, wheelchair, cane, reading glasses, hearing aid).
  6. Have questions about our clinics and don’t seen an answer here? Visit the COVID-19 vaccine frequently asked questions page.

Available vaccines

All residents will receive an age-appropriate Health Canada approved vaccine. All COVID-19 vaccines authorized in Canada are proven safe and effective.

The type of COVID-19 vaccine you will receive at a Halton region COVID-19 vaccination clinic depends on current inventory and your age:

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) continues to recommend mRNA vaccines (Pfizer or Moderna) for all eligible groups (external link).

mRNA vaccines are available at several locations across Halton region, including Halton region COVID-19 vaccination clinics, select physician offices, pharmacies, provincial clinics and GO-VAXX buses. Find clinic locations and hours in the Where to get vaccinated section of this web page.

The type of mRNA vaccine you will receive at a Halton region COVID-19 vaccination clinic depends on the inventory at the clinic on the day of your vaccination and your age. Pfizer and Moderna are interchangeable for those aged 18 years or older. This means that it is safe and effective to get a different vaccine for additional doses. The Provincial government recommends the use of monovalent Pfizer for people aged 5 to 29 completing their primary series.

Monovalent vaccines

A monovalent vaccine protects against one strain of the virus. This type of vaccine provides protection against the original COVID-19 strain, and has been used since 2020. This type of vaccine continues to be used for primary series, as well as 5-11 year olds receiving a booster dose.

Bivalent vaccines

A bivalent vaccine protects against two strains of the virus. Included in the bivalent COVID-19 booster dose authorized by Health Canada is a vaccine that targets the original COVID-19 strain along with a second that targets the Omicron variant. This vaccine has been approved for use in eligible groups as a booster dose.

About Pfizer-BioNTech

The Pfizer vaccine is an mRNA vaccine and is approved for use in people six months of age and older. Visit Health Canada’s Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine page for more information (external link). On October 7, 2022 Health Canada authorized the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech bivalent COVID-19 vaccine as a booster dose for individuals 12 years of age and older.

  • NOTE: Halton region COVID-19 paediatric vaccination clinics do not offer the Pfizer vaccine for children six months to under 5 years of age. Please contact a local pharmacy or your primary care office for this vaccine.

About Moderna

The Moderna vaccine is an mRNA vaccine and is approved for use in people 6 months of age and older. On September 1, 2022, Health Canada authorized the use of Moderna Bivalent COVID-19 vaccine as a booster dose in adults 18 years of age and older. Visit Health Canada’s Moderna Spikevax COVID-19 vaccine page for more information (external link).

The AstraZeneca vaccine is not currently available in Halton.

About AstraZeneca Vaxzevria

The AstraZeneca vaccine is a viral vector-based vaccine and is approved for use in people who are 18 years of age and older. Visit Health Canada’s AstraZeneca Vaxzevria COVID-19 vaccine page for more information (external link).

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) continues to recommend mRNA vaccines (Pfizer or Moderna) for all eligible groups (external link).

The Janssen vaccine is not currently available in Halton.

About Janssen Johnson & Johnson

The Janssen vaccine is a viral vector vaccine and is approved for use in people who are 18 years of age or older. In Ontario, Janssen is only available for individuals who cannot receive Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax for medical reasons. Visit Health Canada’s Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine page for more information (external link).

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) continues to recommend mRNA vaccines (Pfizer or Moderna) for all eligible groups (external link).

Select pharmacies are now offering Novavax vaccine by appointment only. Please see the pharmacies section under “Where to get Vaccinated” above for pharmacy locations. Contact the pharmacies directly to book your appointment.

About Novavax Nuvaxovid:

The Novavax vaccine is a protein-based vaccine and is approved for use in people who are 18 years of age or older. The vaccine may be offered to people who are not able or willing to receive an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. NACI recommends an eight week interval between dose one and dose two (external PDF).

Visit Health Canada’s Novavax Nuvaxovid COVID-19 vaccine page for more information (external link).

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) continues to recommend mRNA vaccines (Pfizer or Moderna) for all eligible groups (external link).

Medicago is not currently available in Ontario.

About Medicago Covifenz

The Medicago vaccine is a plant based virus-like particle vaccine and is approved for use in people who are 18 to 64 years of age. Visit Health Canada’s Medicago Covifenz COVID-19 vaccine page for more information (external link).

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) continues to recommend mRNA vaccines (Pfizer or Moderna) for all eligible groups (external link).

Proof of vaccination

Businesses and organizations may voluntarily choose to check for proof of vaccination and may use the Verify Ontario app, which requires an enhanced vaccine certificate with a QR code. Individuals may also be required to show proof of vaccination when travelling within and outside of Canada. For more information, visit Ontario.ca/proofofvaccination (external link).

Your enhanced vaccine certificate with QR code can be used to provide proof of vaccination. Use the Provincial tool to find out how to get your enhanced vaccine certification (external link). You can save an electronic copy to your mobile phone or print a copy with your QR code.

Don’t have a printer or mobile phone? To print a copy of your certificate, you can:

  • visit a local public library
  • go to a ServiceOntario location (external link)
  • ask a trusted friend to help you print a copy
  • call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre to get your certificate in the mail: 1-833-943-3900 (available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week)

If you received a COVID-19 vaccine outside of Ontario and need an enhanced vaccine certificate, you must first have your proof of vaccination verified by Halton Region Public Health. Learn about what type of vaccination records are accepted and report your out-of-province COVID-19 vaccination records to be verified.

If you don't have a health card (this does not include lost or stolen health cards), email accesshalton@halton.ca or call 311 to receive a COVID ID (identification will be verified). A COVID ID is a unique number assigned to you by your public health unit (in place of an Ontario health card number) that can be used to obtain a copy of your vaccine certificate. You can then call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900 and you will be emailed a secure link to access your vaccine certificate.

In general, there are few situations where someone meets the criteria for a medical exemption to COVID-19 vaccination (external PDF). Most people can safely receive COVID-19 vaccines.

For information on how to receive proof of a medical exemption, visit the Ministry of Health’s Proof of COVID-19 vaccination (external link).

Accessibility, accommodation and language supports at the clinics

  • To arrange for a disability related accommodation, please call 311 or email accesshalton@halton.ca.
  • Sign language Interpretation Services is available and provided by a remote video interpretation service. Please call 311 or email accesshalton@halton.ca to arrange this service.
  • Wheelchairs are available at each of the clinic sites.
  • Language interpretation services are available by telephone on site for residents who do not speak English.

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.

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.

Local Municipality Taxi services Contact #
Burlington Blue Line Transportation (external link) 905-525-0000
Halton Hills EZ Taxi (external link) 905-873-9900
Milton Milton Rainbow Taxi (Milton Taxi Services) (external link) 905-875-3015
Oakville Oakville United Taxi (external link) 905-338-0044

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.

 
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