June 5, 2021 – The Hamilton healthcare partners continue to make progress in vaccinating members of the community who fall into the Province’s COVID-19 Vaccination Framework. To date, approximately 346,960 doses of COVD-19 vaccine have been administered – with upwards of 65.2% of Hamiltonians over the age of 18 and 21.7% of youth ages 12+ receiving a vaccine to date.
Currently, youth in Hamilton who are aged 12 and older at the time of vaccination can book an appointment to receive a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. In an effort to increase access to COVID-19 vaccines for youth in Hamilton, the Hamilton Public Health Services mobile vaccination team will be holding mobile pop-up vaccine clinics in various locations across the city from June 8 to June 14, 2021.POP-UP VACCINE CLINICS
Saltfleet Community Centre
605 Hwy 8, Stoney Creek
June 8Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre
876 Cannon St. E.
June 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14Norman Pinky Lewis Recreation Centre
192 Wentworth St. N.
June 8, 9, 11Ancaster Rotary Centre
385 Jerseyville Rd. W., Ancaster
June 9Dundas Community Centre
29 Market St., Dundas
June 10Harry Howell Twin-Pad Arena
27 Hwy 5 W, Flamborough
June 11Glanbrook Arena
4300 Binbrook Rd., Binbrook
June 12, 13Sackville Hill Seniors Recreation Centre
780 Upper Wentworth St.
June 12, 13, 14Booking an appointment
Appointments for the above clinics can be booked through the Provincial online booking system found at www.hamilton.ca/VaccineBooking
or by calling the Provincial call centre at 1-888-999-6488. These are by-appointment clinics only, walk-ins are not permitted.
For those who do not have a Green Ontario photo health card, please call the Public Health Services COVID-19 Hotline at 905-974-9848, option 7 to book an appointment. Due to potential call volumes expected at the call centre, the City of Hamilton encourages everyone to self-register online if able to so, it's the quickest process to get an appointment. The hotline is trying to focus on those without health cards and those without computer access.
Hamilton’s vaccine strategy for young people is comprehensive to ensure all young people 12 to 17 years of age who want a vaccine, can do so in a location that can meet their needs. Information regarding how to book an appointment and answers to frequently asked questions regarding youth COVID-19 vaccination can be found at www.hamilton.ca/YouthVaccine
. QUICK FACTS
• The Pfizer vaccine is currently the only COVID-19 vaccine that has been authorized by Health Canada for use in individuals aged 12 and over
• Vaccine administration rates may differ based on local context.
• Information regarding registration, booking, and frequently asked questions are available on the COVID-19 Vaccines section of the City’s website at www.hamilton.ca/COVIDvaccines
• All vaccination planning is based on and contingent on available COVID-19 vaccine supply.
• It is vital that members of the public, even those who have been vaccinated, ensure that public health measures still be practiced until it is safe and said to be safe by the health professionals in all levels of government. Public health measures include:
o stay home if you are feeling unwell
o get tested for COVID-19 if you have symptoms or have been in close contact with a confirmed positive case of COVID-19
o limit gatherings to only members of your immediate household
o maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet or 2 meters from others outside of your immediate household
o wear a mask or face covering indoors and outdoors when not able to maintain physical distancing
o wash hands frequently ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
• COVID-19 Vaccine Booking Expanding to Youth 12+ Ahead of Schedule
• Public Health Services’ COVID-19 Hotline: 905-974-9848 or firstname.lastname@example.org