Public Health is advising of reports of a new COVID-19 email/phishing scam targeting seniors in Hamilton, alerting them to click on a link in an email to book a date/time to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. We are advising the public via social media that this is a scam and to please not click on the link. If residents are unsure if an email they have received about COVID-19 or COVID-19 vaccines is legitimate, they should contact the Public Health hotline at 905-974-9848 or

As you know, vaccines are currently ONLY available to priority groups identified in the provincial plan (presently, long-term care homes and high risk retirement homes). For those who are eligible for a vaccine, their employer, health care facility or Public Health will contact them to book an appointment. More information is available at

We wanted to ensure you were made aware so that you can share this information with your family and friends.

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