Hamilton’s COVID-19 vaccination program and clinic updates

This article, from July 8, has information for those aged 12+ seeking their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, as well as information about accelerated second doses.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City of Hamilton has provided updates on first-dose clinics for those aged 12+ and information of accelerated second doses.

For more details, please continue reading below…

Hamilton’s COVID-19 vaccination program and clinic updates

The City of Hamilton release can be found here.

JULY 8 2021

HAMILTON, ON – The Hamilton healthcare partners continue to make progress in vaccinating members of the community who fall into the Province’s COVID-19 Vaccination Framework. We are pleased to announce that to date, we have administered approximately 607,787 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Upwards of 74.5 per cent of Hamiltonians over the age of 18 have received a vaccine to date with 48.1 per cent having completed their vaccine series. In addition, 60.2 per cent of youth ages 12-17 have received a first dose to date.

Walk-in option for first doses for all individuals ages 12+
Effective today, all members of the community ages 12+ who would like a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine are encouraged to walk-in into any large-scale vaccination clinic in Hamilton (FirstOntario Centre vaccine clinic, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton’s West 5th vaccine clinic and Hamilton Health Sciences’ Wellington Street vaccine clinic), the employer-led ArcelorMittal Dofasco vaccine clinic and Hamilton Public Health Services mobile pop-up clinics (as they are announced) to receive one.

Learn more about vaccine clinic locations by visiting www.hamilton.ca/VaccineBooking.   

Accelerated second dose eligibility
In order to provide a strong level of protection against COVID-19, including the Delta variant, all individuals ages 12 and over who have received their first dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine are encouraged to rebook their second dose appointment at the shortened interval of at least 28 days after the first dose.

Booking an appointment

  • Appointments for a shortened second dose interval for these individuals can be booked through the Provincial online booking system found at www.hamilton.ca/VaccineBooking or by calling the Provincial call centre at 1-888-999-6488.
  • As of today, 106 participating pharmacies are offering Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to individuals aged 12+ and 18+ respectively. Locations are on the Province’s website along with more details about how to book an appointment at each pharmacy: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations.
  • Hamilton’s Primary Care partners are holding COVID-19 vaccine clinics in various locations across the city.  Clinic locations and how to book can be found at www.hamilton.ca/VaccineBooking

Hamilton Public Health Services’ Mobile pop-up vaccine clinics
Individuals 12 years of age and older who are eligible to receive a first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can attend these clinics.

Clinic detailsHow to access
Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre
876 Cannon St. E.
July 9 to 11, 2021
10 am to 12 pm & 1 pm to 3 pm
First and second doses can be accessed via walk-in.
Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre
876 Cannon St. E.
July 15 to 18, 2021
10 am to 12 pm & 1 pm to 3 pm
First doses can be accessed via walk-in.Second doses will be pre-booked for those who attended a mobile pop-up first dose clinic on March 25-28.
Stoney Creek Recreation Centre
45 King St. W.
July 15 to 18, 2021
10 am to 12 pm & 1 pm to 3 pm
First doses can be accessed via walk-in.Second doses will be pre-booked for those who attended a mobile pop-up first dose clinic on March 25-28.
Ryerson Recreation Centre
251 Duke St.
July 16, 2021
10 am to 12 pm & 1 pm to 3 pm
First doses can be accessed via walk-inSecond doses will be pre-booked for those who attended a mobile pop-up first dose clinic on March 25-26.
Harry Howell Twin-Pad Arena
27 Hwy 5 West, Flamborough
July 19 & 20, 2021
10 am to 12 pm & 1 pm to 3 pm
First doses can be accessed via walk-in.Second doses will be pre-booked for those who attended a mobile pop-up first dose clinic on March 31- April 4.
Dundas Community Centre
29 Market St. S., Dundas
July 21 to 25, 2021
10 am to 12 pm & 1 pm to 3 pm
First doses can be accessed via walk-in.Second doses will be pre-booked for those who attended a mobile pop-up first dose clinic on March 31- April 4.
Glanbrook Arena
4300 Binbrook Rd., Binbrook
July 19 & 20, 2021
10 am to 12 pm & 1 pm to 3 pm
First doses can be accessed via walk-in.Second doses will be pre-booked for those who attended a mobile pop-up first dose clinic on March 31- April 4.
Saltfleet Community Centre
605 Hwy 8, Stoney Creek
July 21 to 25, 2021
10 am to 12 pm & 1 pm to 3 pm
First doses can be accessed via walk-in.Second doses will be pre-booked for those who attended a mobile pop-up first dose clinic on March 31- April 4.
Ancaster Rotary Centre
385 Jerseyville Rd. W., Ancaster
July 21 to 25, 2021
10 am to 12 pm & 1 pm to 3 pm
First doses can be accessed via walk-in.Second doses will be pre-booked for those who attended a mobile pop-up first dose clinic on March 31- April 4.

Ministry of Health outdoor mobile pop-up vaccine clinics
Individuals 12 years of age and older who are eligible to receive a first or second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine can attend these clinics. Those who received a first dose at an outdoor Ministry of Health mobile pop-up clinic previously are encouraged to book an appointment for a second dose. These mobile pop-up clinics will be located outdoors. Individuals are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather and protect themselves against the sun.

Clinic detailsHow to access
Central Memorial Recreation Centre
93 West Ave. S., L8N 1S1
July 13 & 14, 2021
9 am to 4:30 pm
First doses can be accessed via walk-in.Second dose appointments can be booked through the Public Health Services COVID-19 Hotline at 905-974-9848, option 7.
Stoney Creek Recreation Centre
45 King St. W.
July 13 & 14, 2021
9 am to 6:30 pm
First doses can be accessed via walk-in.Second dose appointments can be booked through the Public Health Services COVID-19 Hotline at 905-974-9848, option 7.
Dominic Agostino Riverdale Community Centre
150 Violet Dr, Hamilton
July 17 & 18, 2021
9 am to 4:30 pm
First doses can be accessed via walk-in.Second dose appointments can be booked through the Public Health Services COVID-19 Hotline at 905-974-9848, option 7.

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.

Questions or concerns?

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