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

Updates

  • Fourth/second booster doses:
    • Halton residents aged 60+ and First Nation, Inuit and Métis individuals and their non-Indigenous household members aged 18+ are recommended to receive a fourth/second booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
    • Halton Region COVID-19 vaccination clinics are accepting walk-ins for all cohorts and doses at this time. Residents aged 12+ can also book an appointment online using the online booking system. Paediatric clinics for those aged 5-11 remain walk-in only.
 

Steps to prepare for your COVID-19 vaccination

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

  1. Complete the 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. Bring the following items with you:
    • A mask
    • An Ontario Health Card. If you do not have a health card, bring a piece of identification, or combination of documents, that include a photo, full legal name and date of birth (for example, driver’s license, piece of registered mail, pay stub, student card or other government issued identification, including out-of- province I.D.s or foreign national passports).
    • If you are moderately to severely immunocompromised and are eligible for a 3-dose primary series or booster dose, bring a completed referral form (PDF file) from your health care provider or current medication bottle or prescription for eligible medications.
    • If a parent or guardian will not be attending the vaccination clinic with their child below 12 years of age, a COVID-19 consent form (PDF file) should be completed and brought to the clinic.
    • Reading glasses and/or hearing aid if required.
    • Assistive devices as needed (for example, wheelchair, cane).
  5. Visit the COVID-19 vaccine frequently asked questions page and Vaccines & safety page for more information.

Where to get vaccinated

All adult (12+) doses of COVID-19 vaccine are offered by walk-in or by appointment through our online booking system. Paediatric clinics for those aged 5-11 remain walk-in only.

Check when you are recommended to get your next dose before coming to clinic.

Note: Pediatric and Community Clinics will be closed Saturday, May 21st

Paediatric clinic schedules (5-11, walk-in only)

Community Clinic schedules (12+)

Individuals 12-29 years of age will be offered Pfizer vaccine. Individuals 30 years of age and older will be offered Moderna (dependent on inventory).

Book an appointment

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 front of the clinic.

Pharmacies are a quick and convenient way to get your COVID-19 vaccine! There are over 100 pharmacies in Halton Region offering a COVID-19 vaccine.

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

  • Vaccine type available (Moderna, Pfizer or Paediatric Pfizer)
  • Location (by postal code)
  • Operating hours

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

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

Halton Region is continuing engagement with local pharmacies to increase the availability of Novavax. Additional pharmacy locations offering Novavax may be added. Please check back regularly.

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. We encourage you to 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 5 years old and older (exceptions listed) and individuals not on their patient roster (the general public).

Milton

Oakville

Halton residents can book vaccination appointments (for those who are currently eligible) at clinics listed in the Provincial Booking System, including GO-VAXX bus stops, 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 Vaccination Centre locations available near you.
    Note: If you entered a Halton postal code, you may need to adjust to a greater radius in order to see locations available.

GO-VAXX Bus

  • All GO-VAXX buses are providing the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for first, second, third and booster doses for adults and youth ages 12 and older, as well as the paediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11. Each bus carries up to 300 doses per day.
  • Walk-ins available.
  • Appointments can be booked starting at 8 a.m. the day before the clinic runs through Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccination portal (external link) or by calling 1-833-943-3900.
  • Bring government-issued ID to your appointment. Please dress appropriately for the weather.
  • The bus is wheelchair accessible. Trained medical staff will be available to answer questions or concerns.
  • If your organization is interested in having the GO-VAXX bus visit your community, please contact GOVAXX@ontario.ca.

Upcoming Bus locations

Additional information for the clinics

  • First, second, third and booster doses for eligible individuals.
  • Vaccine: Adult Pfizer for 12+ and Paediatric Pfizer for 5-11 years of age.
  • Appointments will be available through the Provincial booking system at covid19.ontariohealth.ca (external link) or by calling 1-833-943-3900. Alternatively, walk-ins are welcome while supplies last.

A full list of GO-VAXX clinics dates are available on their website (external link).

International Centre vaccine clinic for vulnerable populations

This clinic supports vulnerable populations such as those who have special needs, accessibility issues and those who reside in congregate living. Appointments are available Monday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Eligible individuals are encouraged to book their appointment through the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900

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. Eligible staff are encouraged to book their appointment 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). 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.

Find out when it is recommended to get your next dose

Use this calculator to determine when you should get your next dose. This dose calculator is based on the recommended intervals between doses. Please choose your eligibility group, enter the date of your last dose, and then select “Calculate Date”. Check if you are eligible for a booster dose. Your eligibility will assessed at clinic.



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placeholderText: Based on the information you provided this is the earliest date you are recommended to get your next dose. If you had a recent COVID-19 infection this may affect when you are recommended to get your dose. Learn more about the vaccination timing for individuals who previously had a COVID-19 infection. Appointments at Halton region community clinics are currently available until June 4, 2022.

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

 

Book an appointment at a Halton Region COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

  Book an appointment

  • New appointments will be released regularly on Mondays. Appointments are currently available until June 4, 2022.
  • All adult doses (12+) of COVID-19 vaccine will be offered by walk-in or by appointment only. Paediatric clinics for those aged 5-11 remain walk-in only.
  • Quickly calculate when you are recommended to get your next dose. Note: you may be able to book an appointment earlier than the recommended interval.
  • Select the blue Book an appointment button above.
  • An e mail address is required. If you do not have an email address, call 311.
  • Each person needs their own appointment. Group bookings are not available (for example, families, spouses/partners).
  • You can book an appointment on someone else’s behalf.
  • Eligibility for your vaccination will be determined at your appointment. Booking an appointment does not guarantee you will receive a vaccination. Please check that you are eligible before you book your appointment.
  • Remember: bring your OHIP card or form of identification to your appointment so you can easily get your vaccine certificate.
 

  Manage your appointment


Viewing, rescheduling or cancelling an appointment

  • Select the blue Manage your appointment button above to view, reschedule or cancel your appointment.
  • You will need your booking confirmation number or date of birth, last name and postal code.
  • Your cancelled appointment will be added back into the system for someone else to book. 
 
 

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 30 years or older. This means that it is safe and effective to get a different vaccine for additional doses. The National Advisory Committee on Immunization recommends Pfizer for individuals under 30 years of age (external PDF). We are following provincial guidance for dosage amounts for third and fourth doses (external PDF).

About Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty

The Pfizer vaccine is an mRNA vaccine and is approved for use in people five years of age and older. Paediatric Pfizer is given to children five to 11 years of age. Visit Health Canada’s Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine page for more information (external link).

About Moderna Spikevax

The Moderna vaccine is an mRNA vaccine and is approved for use in people six 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.

Halton Region will no longer be maintaining a waitlist for Novavax. Anyone who was on the waitlist for a non-mRNA vaccine or requires an additional Novavax dose will be contacted by Halton Region Public Health with more information on how to get the vaccine. Residents who require Novavax must contact one of the participating pharmacies to book an appointment. Halton Region is not booking appointments for Novavax.

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. 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.

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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