March 22: Covid-19 Vaccination Update

This article, from MArch 22, has details about vaccinations for those 75+ and of Aboriginal descent, as well as information about upcoming mobile clinics.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City of Hamilton and its healthcare partners provided an update to residents today, with new information about vaccinations for those 75+, information on pop-up vaccine clinics for those of Aboriginal descent and updates on mobile vaccination clinics.

For more details, please continue reading below…

Hamilton’s COVID-19 vaccination program update

MARCH 22 2021

The full City of Hamilton media 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 to date, we have administered approximately 69, 251 doses of COVD-19 vaccine – with 10.3% of eligible Hamiltonians receiving a vaccine to date.

Vaccination of adults 75 years of age and older

  • Beginning today, Hamilton’s vaccination program will expand eligibility to include those 75 years of age (in 2021) and over to the current eligible population of 80 years of age and older.
  • These recipients are able to book an appointment by visiting www.hamilton.ca/VaccineBookingThese are all by-appointment only clinics, walk-ins are not permitted.

For those who do not have access to the internet or a computer, or do not have a valid Ontario photo health card, please call the Public Health Services COVID-19 Hotline at 905-974-9848, option 7 to book an appointment. Due to potential call volumes expected at the call centre, the City of Hamilton encourages everyone to self-register online if able to so, it’s the quickest process to get an appointment. The hotline is trying to focus on those without health cards and those without computer access.

Pilot program vaccinating adults using AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD in primary care settings
A number of primary care settings in Hamilton are administering vaccines to community members ages 60-64 (in 2021) who are in good health as part of a provincial pilot program. In alignment with provincial direction, beginning today, these participating local primary care settings will offer vaccination appointments to individuals aged 60 and over.

Eligible residents will be contacted directly by their primary care physician’s office to book appointments, there are no other booking options for this pilot program. Residents are asked to please not contact their primary care office for an appointment. This is by-appointment only, walk-ins are not permitted. Please note, there will be other opportunities for this age category to receive a COVID-19 vaccine through large-scale vaccination clinics at another date.

Mobile Vaccine Team Pop-up Clinics for those aged 75+

The mobile vaccination team will be administering COVID-19 vaccinations to those aged 75+ at pop-up vaccine clinics throughout the lower city.  Please note, the mobile team will be at these locations on the following dates and then will move onto another location.

  • Stoney Creek Recreation Centre – March 25, 26, 27 and 28
  • Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre – March 25, 26, 27 and 28
  • Norman Pinky Lewis Recreation Centre – March 27 and 28
  • Ryerson Recreation Centre – March 25 and 26

Those interested in being vaccinated at the above pop-up clinics can book an appointment by calling the Public Health Services COVID-19 Hotline at 905-974-9848, option 7.  These are all by-appointment only clinics, walk-ins are not permitted.

Mobile Vaccine Team Pop-up Clinics for Indigenous adults

The mobile vaccination team will be holding a mobile pop-up clinic for Indigenous adults at the Perkins Centre, 1429 Main St. E. on the following dates and times:

  • Friday March 26th, 10 am to 3 pm
  • Saturday March 27th, 10 am to 1:30 pm
  • Monday March 29th, 10 am to 3 pm

Those interested in being vaccinated at the above pop-up clinic can book an appointment by calling the Public Health Services COVID-19 Hotline at 905-974-9848, option 7. These are all by-appointment only clinics, walk-ins are not permitted.

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

  • For those who would like to book online but do not have access to the internet or a computer, or do not have a valid Ontario photo health card, can call the Public Health Services COVID-19 Hotline at 905-974-9848, option 7 to book an appointment. Due to potential call volumes expected at the call centre, the City of Hamilton encourages everyone to self-register online if able to so, it’s the quickest process to get an appointment. The hotline is trying to focus on those without health cards and those without computer access.
  • 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

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