COVID-19 Vaccine Registration
Please check below for vaccine registration information that is pertinent to you. Once you are registered, eligible individuals will receive a link from the Province of Ontario by email to book an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination over the coming weeks. We appreciate your patience during this process.
Community Health Care Workers
Register for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment
All community health care workers who live and/or work in Hamilton can now register to receive a COVID-19 vaccine (see eligibility list below).
To register, you will need:
- Your regulatory body (College) registration number OR
- The name of the organization you work for, supervisor’s name and contact information
Once registered, healthcare workers will be called for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment in the upcoming weeks or months as they become eligible. The appointment bookings are not allocated in order of registration, but rather are based on prioritization outlined in Ontario’s COVID-19: Guidance for Prioritizing Health Care Workers for COVID-19 Vaccination. We appreciate your patience during this process.
You are required to provide Proof of Identification and Proof of Employment upon arrival at the vaccination clinic. If you arrive without Proof of Identification and Employment you will be turned away at the clinic. Examples of proof of employment:
- An employee ID badge stating your name
- A copy of your regulated heath professional college number (electronic or printed)
- A paystub from a healthcare setting (electronic or printed)
- A letter from a regulated heath professional stating you are employed by them (which includes their name and college registration number)
Hospital health care workers should continue to use the process outlined by their employer.
Registration for other groups and the general population will be announced as we receive more information from the Province.
What health care workers are eligible to register for a COVID-19 vaccine?
All health care staff are eligible. Staff working within a health care organization (e.g. physician’s office, clinic) are also eligible to register for vaccine. For the purposes of this vaccine prioritization, ‘health care worker’ is defined as:
- Anyone working or volunteering in a health care organization (includes regulated health professionals as well as staff not providing direct patient care such as cleaning, food or administration services)
- Any worker providing healthcare services or direct patient service in a setting outside of a health care organization
Health care workers in the following settings who live or work in Hamilton are eligible to register for COVID-19 vaccination
- Adult day programs for seniors
- Assisted living
- Birth Centre
- Campus health / Student health centre
- Community based specialist
- Community diagnostic imaging
- Community Health Centre
- Correctional facilities
- COVID-19 Isolation Centre
- COVID-19 laboratory services
- COVID-19 Testing locations: Assessment Centre, mobile testing team, community testing location
- COVID-19 vaccination clinic
- Daycare/School health care worker
- Death investigation professionals
- Dental office
- Developmental Services
- Hamilton Fire Department
- Hamilton Paramedic Services
- Home and community care
- Hospice and palliative care
- Independent health facilities (e.g. Optometry, Opticianry, Podiatry, Audiology, medical and surgical specialists)
- Indigenous Community Health Centre
- Long-term care home and retirement home (including essential caregivers)
- Mental health and addictions services
- Naturopathy/Holistic Care
- Needle exchange/syringe programs
- Non-acute rehabilitation and therapy clinics, including chiropractic, chronic pain, kinesiology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, registered massage therapy, acupuncture, other therapy)
- Nurse-Practitioner-led clinics
- Nursing agencies - contract
- Other health care services for Indigenous populations
- Other laboratory services
- Otolaryngology (ENT)
- Primary care clinics — such as physician’s offices, walk-in clinics
- Public health
- Residential facilities
- Respirology (Respiratory Therapy)
- Sexual health clinics
- Social Work
- Supervised consumption sites
- Supportive housing
An essential caregiver is a type of essential visitor to long-term care homes who is designated by the resident and/or their substitute decision-maker and is visiting to provide direct care to the resident (e.g. supporting feeding, mobility, personal hygiene, cognitive stimulation, communication, meaningful connection, relational continuity and assistance in decision-making).
- When essential caregivers register on the portal, they should include the name and phone number of the long-term care or retirement home with which they are affiliated in the “supervisor” section.
- Essential caregivers must bring a letter from the long-term care or retirement home stating that they are registered as an essential caregiver in order to receive vaccine at their scheduled appointment.
Register for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment
All faith-based leaders who live and/or work in Hamilton can now register to receive a COVID-19 vaccine if, as part of their regular role are in close contact with persons and families, in the following circumstances:
- End of life care
- Care of the deceased, funerals, bathing, or other ceremony with direct contact with deceased persons
- Home visits to unwell persons
- Pastoral care in hospitals, long-term care homes, retirement homes, or other vulnerable settings
Once registered, individuals will be emailed a link from the Province of Ontario in order to book an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination over the coming weeks. We appreciate your patience during this process.
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