COVID-19 vaccination program expands to include local pharmacies

This article, from April 3, has information on the expansion of the covid vaccination program to local pharmacies.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

With recent approval from the province, the City has announced that the local COVID vaccination program will expand to include 21 local pharmacies; including a few in Ward 8.

For more details, please continue reading below…

Hamilton’s COVID-19 vaccination program expansion: 21 local pharmacies

APRIL 3 2021

The full City of Hamilton release can be found here.

HAMILTON, ON – The Hamilton healthcare partners continue to make progress in vaccinating members of the community who fall into Phase 1 of the Province’s COVID-19 Vaccination framework. We are pleased to announce that as of March 31st, we have administered approximately 100,322 doses of COVD-19 vaccine – with 16.4% of eligible Hamiltonians receiving a vaccine to date.

Twenty-one local pharmacies vaccinating adults 55 years of age and over using AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD.

With approval from the Province, 21 pharmacies in the Hamilton area are administering the AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccine to community members 55 years of age and over (born in or before 1966) who are in good health. These participating local pharmacies will offer COVID-19 vaccination appointments:

PharmacyLocation
Costco Pharmacy100 Legend Court, Ancaster
Shoppers Drug Mart47 Wilson Street West, Ancaster
Binbrook Pharmacy3011 Highway 56, Binbrook
Campbellville Pharmacy35 Crawford Crescent, Campbellville
Rexall60 Hatt Street, Dundas
Shoppers Drug Mart133 King Street West, Dundas
Shoppers Drug Mart2110 Rymal Road East, Hamilton
Shoppers Drug Mart75 Centennial Parkway North, Hamilton
Shoppers Drug Mart1300 Garth Street, Hamilton
Rexall505 Rymal Road East, Hamilton
Rexall640 Mohawk Road West Unit 21, Hamilton
Rexall1395 Upper Ottawa Street, Hamilton
Rexall1119 Fennell Avenue, Hamilton
Rexall930 Upper Paradise Road 13, Hamilton
Wal-Mart Pharmacy499 Mohawk Road East, Hamilton
Westmount Pharmacy723 Rymal Road West Unit 200, Hamilton
Costco Pharmacy1330 South Service Road, Stoney Creek
Supercare Pharmacy410 Highway 8, Stoney Creek
Wal-Mart Pharmacy500 Centennial Parkway North, Stoney Creek
Shoppers Drug Mart25 Hamilton Street North, Waterdown
Waterdown Pharmacy145 Hamilton Street North Unit 4, Waterdown

These are all by-appointment only, walk-ins are not permitted. Eligible community members 55 years of age and older can call or visit the websites of participating pharmacies to make an appointment for an AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccination and must have a valid Ontario health (OHIP) card, or other form of valid government-issued identification. The start date for each pharmacy varies. Members of the public can find more information about booking a vaccine appointment at www.hamilton.ca/VaccineBooking.

We need to work together to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community, to reserve healthcare and hospital capacity and to protect vulnerable settings.

Quick facts

  • The Provincial Government is working with each of the province’s 34 public health units (PHUs) to develop and implement efficient and localized solutions that enable Ontario’s one plan. PHUs were asked to consider accessibility issues in their plan and have local solutions, such as mobile clinics and transportation. Vaccine administration rates may differ based on local context.
  • Second doses for the COVID-19 vaccine have been extended to a 16-week interval by 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.
  • Vaccination phasing and sequencing will continue to be released for additional categories as per the direction of the provincial government.
  • 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:  
    • stay home if you are feeling unwell
    • get tested for COVID-19 if you have symptoms or have been in close contact with a confirmed positive case of COVID-19
    • limit gatherings to only members of your immediate household
    • maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet or 2 meters from others outside of your immediate household
    • wear a mask or face covering indoors and outdoors when not able to maintain physical distancing
    • wash hands frequently

Questions or concerns?

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