COVID-19 vaccination program expands to include those aged 40+ in “hot spots”.

This article, from April 27, has information for those 40+ living in community “hot spots”, who are now eligible for their COVID vaccine.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Hamilton’s healthcare partners have announced that effective immediately, those aged 40+ in community “hot spots” are eligible to be vaccinated – meaning those who reside with an L9C postal code in Ward 8.

For more details, please continue reading below…

Hamilton’s COVID-19 vaccination program expansion includes individuals aged 40+ living in community “hot spots”

APRIL 27 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 Phases 1 & 2 of the Province’s COVID-19 Vaccination Framework. We are pleased to announce that to date, we have administered approximately 174,638 doses of COVD-19 vaccine – with 29.8% of eligible Hamiltonians receiving a vaccine to date.

In order to vaccinate those in our community who live in neighbourhoods that have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, effective immediately, those individuals who are ages 40+ and live in “hot spot” communities in Hamilton as identified by the Provincial Government and Hamilton Public Health Services, are eligible to be vaccinated. This eligible population can receive a vaccine at any of the city’s large-scale or mobile pop-up vaccination clinics on a by-appointment only basis, walk-ins are not permitted. Proof of address must be shown when arriving for an appointment.

Members of the public, who are ages 18-39 and live in a hot spot postal code in Hamilton are not yet eligible for a vaccination.

Mobile “hot spot” pop-up clinic information

These clinics will be available to those adults in Hamilton who are ages 40+ and living in the hot spot postal codes of L9C, L8W, L8L, L8N, L9K.

LocationDates of operationHours of operation
Salvation Army Meadowlands
187 Stone Church Rd. W., L9K 0A3
April 30, May 1 & 210 am to 12 noon & 1 to 3 pm
Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre
876 Cannon St. E., L8L 0C6
April 30, May 1 & 210 am to 12 noon & 1 to 3 pm

Booking an appointment

Members of the public, who are ages 40+ and live in the eligible postal codes L9C, L8W, L8L, L8N and L9K can call the Public Health Services COVID-19 Hotline at 905-974-9848, option 7 for an appointment at a mobile pop-up clinic.  These are all by-appointment only clinics, walk-ins are not permitted. Proof of address must be shown when arriving for an appointment if eligibility is due to a hot spot address.

Due to potential call volumes expected at the call centre, we ask that those who are calling for an appointment be patient and call back if the lines are busy.

Public Health Services recommends that everyone who is eligible for a vaccination receive the first vaccine that is available to them. 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

  • 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
  • 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?

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