Children ages 5 to 11 eligible for COVID-19 vaccine: Hamilton Public Health

This post, from November 22, has information on how children ages 5 to 11 can be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Hamilton Public Health has announced that as of November 23 at 8am, children aged 5 to 11 (born in 2016 or before) are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Hamilton Public Health has provided plenty of details, which you can see below.

For more details, please continue reading below…

Hamilton Public Health welcomes 5 to 11-year-olds to receive the COVID-19 vaccine

The full City of Hamilton release can be found here.

NOVEMBER 22 2021

HAMILTON, ON – Beginning Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 8 a.m. children in Hamilton ages 5 (born 2016) to 11 years of age are eligible to book an appointment to receive a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. 

Hamilton Public Health Services is prepared to vaccinate the 42,000 children eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine beginning on Thursday, November 25, 2021. The plan to vaccinate children ages 5 to 11 years old was created by Hamilton Public Health Services in consultation with local child care specialists and partners.

Family-friendly clinics

There are many convenient ways children can receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Hamilton including fixed-site clinics at LimeRidge Mall and the Centre on Barton, mobile pop-up vaccine clinics, pharmacy clinics, family and youth-friendly clinics, and community-based and led mobile vaccination clinics for specific populations. Hamilton’s vaccine strategy for young people is comprehensive to ensure all children 5 to 11 years of age who want a vaccine, can do so in a location that can meet their needs. The vaccine strategy was built in consultation with McMaster Children’s Hospital, local child life specialists and community partners. Appointments can be booked at www.hamilton.ca/GetYourVaccine.

COVID-19 fixed-site vaccine clinics available for children ages 5 to 11 years old

Booked appointments only

Mountain Vaccine Clinic – LimeRidge Mall
999 Upper Wentworth St., Hamilton, L9A 4X5

Centre on Barton
1211 Barton St E, Hamilton, ON L8H 2V4

David Braley Health Sciences Centre
100 Main St. W, Hamilton, L8P 1H6

COVID-19 mobile vaccine clinics available ONLY for children ages 5 to 11 years old

Booked appointments only

Bennetto Recreation Centre
450 Hughson St N, Hamilton, L8L 4N5
November 25, December 2 & 9, 2021
10am to 12pm & 1 to 3pm 

Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre
876 Cannon St E, Hamilton, L8L 0C6           
November 26 & December 3, 2021
10am to 12pm & 1 to 3pm

Stoney Creek Recreation Centre
45 King St W, Stoney Creek, L8G 1H7
November 27, December 4 & 11, 2021
10am to 12pm & 1 to 3pm

Mountain Public Health Clinic
891 Upper James St, Hamilton, L8E 2X3
November 28, December 5 & 12, 2021
10am to 12pm & 1 to 3pm

Hamilton Public Library – Waterdown
163 Dundas St E, Waterdown, L8N 2S7
November 29 & December 6, 2021
10am to 12pm & 1 to 3pm

Norman Pinky Lewis Recreation Centre
192 Wentworth St N, Hamilton, L8L 5V7     
November 30, December 7 & 10, 2021
10am to 12pm & 1 to 3pm

Huntington Park Recreation Centre
87 Brentwood Dr, Hamilton, L8T 3W4
December 1 & 8, 2021
10am to 12pm & 1 to 3pm

De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre (DAHC), Niwasa Kendaaswin Teg and the Hamilton Regional Indian Centre (HRIC) are hosting Indigenous COVID-19 vaccine clinics for first, second, third and booster doses for Indigenous population and non-Indigenous household members. These clinics are available to Indigenous populations ages 5+ by booked appointments only.  Appointments can be booked at aboriginalhealthcentre.com/covid19info.

Indigenous COVID-19 vaccine clinics available for children ages 5 to 11 years old

Booked appointments only

Biindigen Hub (Former St. Helen’s School)
785 Britannia Ave., Hamilton, ON L8H 2B6
November 25, December 2, 3, 10 & 17, 2021 at 3 to 7pm
November 27, December 4, 11 & 18, 2021 at 10am to 3pm

In-school COVID-19 vaccine clinics are available to HWCDSB and HWDSB students, families and staff in each school community, plus eligible students from elementary feeder schools. Individuals born in 2009 and earlier who are eligible to receive a first or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine can walk-in to any of the below clinics.  Individuals ages 5 to 11 years of age require a booked appointment. Appointments can be booked at www.hamilton.ca/GetYourVaccine.

In-school COVID-19 vaccine clinics

Walk-in (ages 12+) & Booked appointments only (5 to 11 years old)

Sir Allan MacNab Secondary School
145 Magnolia Dr. Hamilton, L9C 5P4
November 30, 2021
1 to 3pm (ages 12+)
5 to 7pm (ages 5 to 11 years old)

Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School
1715 Main St. E. Hamilton, L8G 1E3
December 7, 2021
1 to 3pm (ages 12+)
5 to 7pm (ages 5 to 11 years old)

Bernie Custis Secondary School
1055 King St E. Hamilton L8M 1E2
December 14, 2021
1 to 3pm (ages 12+)
5 to 7pm (ages 5 to 11 years old)

Booking a vaccination appointment.

Children ages 5 to 11 years of age require a booked appointment for their first dose of vaccination. Learn about available locations, hours of operation and how to book at www.hamilton.ca/GetYourVaccine.

More information and answers to frequently asked questions regarding child COVID-19 vaccination can be found at www.hamilton.ca/ChildVaccine.

Information regarding walk-in options for individuals ages 12+, booking an appointment for third or booster doses, eligibility and frequently asked questions are available at hamilton.ca/GetYourVaccine.

Public Health Services recommends that everyone receive a vaccine when eligible to do so. 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 populations.

Quick Facts

  • The Hamilton healthcare partners continue to make progress in vaccinating eligible community members. To date, 881,468 doses of the COVD-19 vaccine have been administered – with 86 per cent of eligible Hamiltonians receiving a vaccine to date and 82.9 per cent fully vaccinated.
  • Since January 2021, Hamilton healthcare partners have hosted over 715 mobile pop-up clinic days and over 380 on-site mobile clinics. This includes 62 secondary school COVID-19 vaccine clinics hosted at 22 locations since August 12, 2021.
  • The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is currently the only COVID-19 vaccine that has been authorized by Health Canada for use in individuals aged 5 and over
  • Vaccine administration rates may differ based on local context.
  • All vaccination planning is based on and contingent on available COVID-19 vaccine supply.

Questions or concerns?

If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact our office here.