Oakville Ward 3 Councillors Update 
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Vaccine Update March 1,  2021 
Letter From Your Councillors
The online booking for those 80+ will launch on Wed March 3. 
We emphasize that the booking system will begin Wed March 3.  Halton 311 will also be available starting Wed March 3 for those requiring support booking an appointment. We are asking residents who are not currently in the 80+ group to not access the booking system or 311 during this launch to allow for a smooth booking process.  Appointments will be available for everyone in Halton who is eligible in this phase. All appointments will be contingent on the availability of vaccines. Several  Transportation options will be available. Halton Region is just finalizing details and will be updating its website Tuesday, March 2.
While this information will be widely communicated, if you are in an apartment/condo complex with seniors it would be helpful if you can print and share this information.

Stay safe and take care
Janet and Dave
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Halton Vaccine update!!
March 1, 2021

Halton’s online booking system for residents 80 years of age and older set to launch Wednesday

Starting Wednesday, March 3, Halton residents who are 80 years of age and older can book their appointment to receive their COVID-19 vaccine at a Halton Region COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic. 
“Getting our most vulnerable residents vaccinated as quickly as possible is our top priority”, said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr. “Our clinics are ready and our online booking system is set to open for appointment bookings on March 3. Our ability to vaccinate our community is dependent on supply from the Federal Government and direction from the Province on who to prioritize for vaccination. Thank you to our incredible Halton Region staff for all of the hard work behind the scenes to get us ready for this important milestone in our program. We will continue to expand our vaccination program as more supply becomes available.”  
To support residents 80 years of age and older who require transportation, Halton Region has been working with Specialized Local Municipal Transit service providers and Private Transportation (taxi) services to ensure residents can conveniently request and arrange free transportation to and from Regional clinics if required.
“Vaccinating those most at risk of complications from COVID-19 is critical,” said Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Halton Region’s Medical Officer of Health. “If you know someone who is 80 years of age or older and may need assistance accessing information or booking their online appointment, please reach out to them to assist. While we continue to vaccinate priority groups, I am urging everyone to keep staying home except for essential purposes, avoiding social gatherings and preparing to be vaccinated when it is your turn.”
Quick Facts:
  • On Wednesday, March 3, eligible Halton residents, who are 80 years of age or older, or someone on their behalf, will be able to go online to book an appointment via or Halton’s COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic webpage.
  • Halton residents can call 311 if they require booking support. Please only call 311 if you are unable to book online to ensure those residents requiring support can be assisted.
  • There will be appointments available to book for every resident who is 80 years of age and older during March and April. All appointments are contingent on the availability of vaccine supply.
  • For residents who are not currently 80 years of age and older, please do not call 311 or visit the online booking system to ensure eligible residents have access.
  • Appointments will be available for clinic sites in the City of Burlington, Town of Oakville, Town of Milton, and Town of Halton Hills. Free transportation options will be available for all eligible residents if required. Halton’s Vaccination Clinics are not open to the public and are available by appointment. There will be no walk-in appointments.
Halton continues to vaccinate priority populations as identified by the Province and with vaccine supplies currently available. As of Friday, February 26, 28,622 doses have been administered in Halton to priority populations. Mobile teams of Public Health and Paramedic Services staff continue to administer vaccinations to long-term care and retirement home residents. Halton Healthcare continues to operate the COVID-19 Vaccination Centre at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital for prioritized health care workers, essential caregivers, and staff of long-term care and retirement homes and adults receiving chronic home care.
To get the latest information on Halton Region’s COVID-19 Vaccine Program including who is currently eligible, transportation options, and how to book an appointment, please visit Halton Region’s website is being updated as the program progresses, and residents are asked to check this page regularly for the latest information. 
Transportation Services for 80+
We know some residents will require transportation supports. Halton staff have been working with Specialized Local Municipal Transit service providers and Private Transportation (taxi) services to ensure residents can conveniently request and arrange transportation to and from Regional clinics. Halton Region is offering these services free of charge.
Halton residents 80 years of age and older who have booked an appointment at a Halton COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic can select one of the available options:
Option 1: For those who are able to, we request that they drive to the clinic or make arrangements for a ride from a family member or a support person;
Option 2: Regular users (and possibly non-registered users) of Specialized Local Municipal Transit can contact their service provider directly to arrange transportation to and from their appointment, free of charge; or
Option 3: Those without access to specialized transportation can book a private taxi directly with one of Halton’s service provides to arrange transportation to and from their appointment, free of charge.
More information about transportation services and supports, including how to book and transportation contact information, will be available on Halton’s COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic webpage and offered to residents as they call 311 for assistance booking their online appointment. As residents leave their first appointment, staff will remind them to book their transportation for their second appointment and provide a handout with key information.  

Halton Region's Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Hamidah Meghani, provides an overview of our COVID-19 data dashboard.
With the interactive dashboard, you can explore data on COVID-19 cases including case demographics, outbreaks, lab testing, and vaccine delivery.
Councillor Contact Information

Town Councillor Haslett-Theall:

Phone:   289-837-3923

Regional & Town Councillor Gittings:

Phone:  905-844-5513

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