Update: Changes to second dose intervals for COVID-19 vaccine

This article, from March 16, contains a press release from the City of Hamilton for those scheduled to receive a 2nd dose of the COVID vaccine.

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The City of Hamilton issued a press release on Tuesday, informing the public that, effective March 10, second doses for the COVID vaccine were extended to a 16-week interval.

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FirstOntario Centre to be site of large-scale COVID-19 vaccination clinic

This article, from March 11, has details on the conversion of the FirstOntario Centre into a large scale COVID vaccination clinic.

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The City of Hamilton has announced that beginning March 22, the FirstOntario Centre will be host of a large-scale COVID vaccination site. The site will be managed by Hamilton Public Health Services, with partners St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton Health Sciences, Primary Care Physicians and the Hamilton Paramedic Services.

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Statement from Hamilton’s Medical Officer of Health

This article, from November 27, contains the latest release from Hamilton’s Medical Officer of Health and a plea to shop local and avoid busy malls or big box stores.

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With the holidays quickly approaching, residents will no doubt be searching for gifts this month. In addition to the statement below from Dr. Elizabeth Richardson, Hamilton’s Medical Officer of Health, the Ward 8 Office is encouraging residents to avoid busy malls and big box stores, and to shop local instead – to ensure your and your community’s safety and well-being.

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Hamilton in the red: what it means for you

This article from November 16 has details about Hamilton being moved to the “control” category, or red, by the provincial government and what it means for you and your household.

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As of Monday, November 16, the City of Hamilton has been moved to the “control”, or red category, of the Provincial COVID-19 Framework. This post will contain details about what that means.

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Let’s do our part to stop the spread with a flu shot this fall

This article, from October 13, has detailed information on how you can do your part to help stop the spread of the seasonal flu this Fall.

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With seasonal flu season upon us amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Hamilton is encouraging all residents to get vaccinated this fall. This post will share some key takeaways from the City of Hamilton’s awareness campaign.

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Public health nurses will help local schools to reopen

This article, from August 28, contains information about the hiring of 19 public health nurses to help reopen local schools.

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Hamilton’s medical officer of health, Dr. Elizabeth Richardson, announced on Thursday that the city will be looking to hire 19 nurses with its share of the provincially-funded money slated for nurses to help reopen schools across the city.

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May 29: Updates from the City of Hamilton

This article, from May 29, includes a press release containing information about “Hamilton Reopens” and a recommendation from Public Health re: face masks in public.

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The City of Hamilton released an update on its COVID-19 response today, with information about “Hamilton Reopens” and a recommendation from Public Health to to use a face mask when out in public.

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April 15: Proactive Assessments in Congregate Living Settings Results in 31 Orders to Residential Care Facilities

This article, from April 15, includes a press release from the City of Hamilton concerning measures to ensure long-term care facilities are taking appropriate measures to avoid a spread of COVID-19 in their facility.

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In response to outbreaks at many local long-term healthcare homes, the City of Hamilton took proactive measures to ensure facilities are taking appropriate measures to avoid a spread of the virus in their facility.

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April 5: Wentworth Lodge declares COVID-19 outbreak

This article contains a press release from April 5 by the City of Hamilton, which has issued an outbreak at Wentworth Lodge.

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An outbreak has been declared by the City of Hamilton at Wentworth Lodge after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

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March 24: Hamilton Public Health confirms first death related to COVID-19

This post contains a press release (dated March 24, 2020) from Hamilton Public Health regarding the first confirmed death due to COVID-19.

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Hamilton Public Health has released information regarding the first confirmed death related to the COVID-19 virus in Hamilton.

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