Parts of South West Milton Declared a 'Hot Spot': vaccinations available for those over 16

News 100 redBy Pepper Parr

April 28th, 2021



This isn’t a Burlington story – at least not yet.

Milton water towerStarting Friday, April 30, residents who are 16 years of age and older living in the Milton L9E postal code area can book an appointment to receive their COVID-19 vaccine at a Halton Region COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic. Residents must have had their 16th birthday on or before the date of their first appointment in order to be eligible.

Milton has concentrations of industry that have large numbers of workers in conditions that result in the passing along of an infection.

The Milton L9E postal code area is a designated “hot spot” in Phase 2 of the Province’s prioritization plan due to historical and ongoing high rates of COVID-19.

The L9E area is in the south west part of Milton.

People undoubtedly travel from Milton to Burlington and the variants of Covid19 seem to move quickly.  Some extra caution would be wise.

Halton Region continues to follow Provincial direction on prioritization and does not have the authority to grant exceptions. Residents who are 40 years of age and older can also book appointments through multiple pharmacies in Halton offering the AstraZeneca vaccine. This vaccine is safe and effective, and another way to gain protection from severe illness and complications from COVID-19.

“The expansion to more residents in hot spot communities that are seeing a higher rate of COVID-19 transmission and severe health outcomes is critical,” said Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Halton Region Medical Officer of Health. “While vaccination is an important tool in curbing the spread of the virus and preventing severe illness and death, I urge all residents to continue to follow public health direction, including staying home except for essential trips, sticking to your household and not attending any indoor or outdoor gatherings.”

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2 comments to Parts of South West Milton Declared a ‘Hot Spot’: vaccinations available for those over 16

  • Michael Hribljan

    This postal code area essentially surrounds old Milton. Our son works at Milltown Cycle that is in the center of this as do many other employees in Milton of essential businesses, and he commutes daily from Burlington, It would only be logical to include those essential workers in the area as part of a hotspot vaccination campaign. This most certainly a Burlington story as I’m sure there are more residents from Burlington working in essential businesses in this hotspot.

  • Phillip Wooster

    South-west???? The neighbourhood incidence of Covid in Halton still identifies that Milton South-Central (looks south east) still has the most cases. Shares a lot in common with the suburbs of Brampton which have the highest rates in Peel.