Vaccination of adults 85 years of
age and older

With the current vaccine supply we are able to start
offering vaccine to those 85 years and older.  Those 80-84 years of age
will become eligible over the coming weeks. A number of clinic sites are being
set up:

  • On March 1st, the St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton West 5th COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic will begin to vaccinate adults 85 years of age and older. 
  • To quickly begin scheduling appointments, those who are 85 years + in this calendar year and live in Hamilton and who have received care at a Hamilton hospital or a Hamilton hospital clinic over the past six months will be contacted with an appointment time beginning today. 
  • Members of this group who have NOT received care at a Hamilton hospital or a Hamilton hospital clinic over the past six months, and would like to register for a vaccine, can call the Public Health Services COVID-19 Hotline at (905) 974-9848, option 7.
  • These are by appointment only clinics, walk-ins are not permitted.

It’s important to note, when being contacted for an appointment, members of the public will NOT be asked for their health card number, social insurance number, or credit card number.  Vaccinations are free of charge.

Mobile Vaccination Sites Opening Wednesday March 3rd.

Beginning March 3rd, the Hamilton Public Health Services mobile clinic will be setting up pop-up vaccination clinics: These are all by appointment only clinics, walk-ins are not permitted.

  • Winona: Saltfleet Community Centre
  • Glanbrook/Mount Hope: Glanbrook Municipal Service Centre, 4280 Binbrook Road.
  • Ancaster: Ancaster Rotary Club
  • Dundas: Dundas Community Centre
  • Waterdown/Flamborough: Harry Howell Arena
  • Additional clinic sites within neighbourhoods disproportionally impacted COVID-19 – final sites to be announced in coming days.

Again:

  • those who are 85 years+ in this calendar year and live in Hamilton and who have received care at a Hamilton hospital or a Hamilton hospital clinic over the past six months will be contacted with an appointment time beginning today. 
  • Members of this group who have NOT received care at a Hamilton hospital or a Hamilton hospital clinic over the past six months, and would like to register for a vaccine, can call the Public Health Services COVID-19 Hotline at (905) 974-9848, option 7.

Vaccination of healthcare and community healthcare workers

The Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) fixed-site clinic has been completing the administration of 2nd doses of vaccination to healthcare workers and today restarted administering first doses to healthcare workers (from hospitals and from the community). Community healthcare workers can register to receive an appointment by visiting www.hamilton.ca/VaccineRegistration, registration for this group opened on February 24th. This is a by appointment only clinic, walk-ins are not permitted.

Next Steps:

The provincial government is working on providing public health units across the province with a vaccination booking tool to implement locally. Once this is launched the following age groups will become eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination on the following timeline.

  • 3rd week of March for those aged 80 years & older.
  • April 15th for those aged 75+
  • May 1st or those aged 70+
  • June 1st for those aged 65+
  • July 1st for those 60 & Older

Phasing and sequencing will continue to be released for categories as per the direction of the provincial government.

Information regarding registration, booking, and sequencing will be available on the COVID-19 Vaccines section of the City’s website at www.hamilton.ca/COVIDvaccines

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