While COVID-19 vaccines will be offered to everyone who wants one by the end of 2021, Ontario’s Vaccination Plan has prioritized the initial doses for those who need it most.
Information on the COVID-19 vaccines is evolving but this page will be updated when new information is available.
The most important thing we can all do now is take the time to learn more about the vaccines and make informed choices for ourselves and our families.
To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines:
It is vital that everyone, even those who have been vaccinated, continue practicing public health measures including:
- staying home if you have any COVID-19 symptoms
- getting tested for COVID-19 if you have symptoms or have been in close contact with a confirmed positive case of COVID-19
- limiting gatherings to only members of your immediate household
- maintaining a physical distance of 6 feet or 2 meters from others outside of your immediate household
- wearing a mask or face covering indoors and outdoors when not able to maintain physical distancing
- washing hands frequently
How can I help once I get vaccinated?
- Share your story.
- Tell others why you are getting vaccinated and encourage them to do the same.
- Have conversations about COVID-19 vaccine with family, friends and coworkers.
- Continue to follow public health measures.
COVID-19 vaccination in Hamilton
Vaccine Eligibility and Distribution
|Age Group||Eligible Population||How to Access your Vaccine|
|40 and older||Pharmacy clinics adults aged 40+||
Locations and availability can be found at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations
|40 and older||Primary Care AstraZenca vaccination clinics||
Eligible residents will be contacted directly by their primary care physician’s office to book appointments if their physician is a part of a pilot program.
Ongoing community clinics will be available during select dates for all residents in the community who are ages 40+. More information can be found on www.hamilton.ca/VaccineBooking.
|50 and older||Hot spot postal codes for those community members 50 years of age and older who live in - L9C, L8W, L8L, L8N, L9K||
L8W and L9C are eligible to book an appointment through the provincial portal that can be found at www.hamilton.ca/VaccineBookingCall Public Health Services COVID-19 hotline at 905-974-9848, option 7 for L8W, L9C L8L, L8N, L9K to book at a mobile hot spot pop-up clinic.
|60 and older||Adults aged 60+||
Eligible to book an appointment through the provincial portal that can be found at www.hamilton.ca/VaccineBooking.If no internet access or for mobile pop-up clinic, call Public Health Services COVID-19 hotline at 905-974-9848, option 7.
|60 and older||Adults aged 60+ who are currently in hospital||Registered through facility|
|Adult||Urban Indigenous||Call Public Health Services COVID-19 hotline at 905-974-9848, option 7 to book an appointment.|
|TBD||Black and racialized population||Registration and booking option coming soon|
|Adult||All other congregate care settings & community living||Registered through facility|
|Adult||Special Education workers||
Identification of individuals by the school boards to the Province. Individuals will call the Provincial hotline at 1-888-999-6488 to book if identified.
|Adult||Homebound individuals||Identified and registered through homecare partners and primary care providers. Booked by Hamilton Paramedic Services.|
|Adult||Faith-based leaders||Register at www.hamilton.ca/VaccineRegistration. Booking link is emailed through the Provincial portal.|
|Adult||Adults recipients of chronic homecare as identified by the LHIN||Register at www.hamilton.ca/VaccineRegistration. Booking link is emailed through the Provincial portal.|
|Adult||Senior congregate care settings||Registration through the facility|
|Adult||Shelter staff||Register at www.hamilton.ca/VaccineRegistration. Booking link is emailed through the Provincial portal.|
|Adult||Shelter residents||Plan pending for additional clinics|
|Adult||Essential caregivers (1) of highest health conditions||
Eligible to book an appointment through the provincial portal that can be found at www.hamilton.ca/VaccineBooking.
If no internet access, call the Provincial hotline at 1-888-999-6488.
Specific health conditions (highest and high-risk) arrange for vaccination
Eligible to book an appointment through the provincial portal that can be found at www.hamilton.ca/VaccineBooking.If no internet access, call the Provincial hotline at 1-888-999-6488.
Contacted through local hospitals/specialists and will be informed how to book their vaccine.
|Adult||Alternate Level of Care (ALC) patients, Satellite Health Facility, St. Peter’s||Registered through the hospitals and facilities|
|Adult||Healthcare workers hospital & community (all)|
|Adult||Long-term care/Retirement Home Essential caregivers or other congregate care settings for seniors (up to 2)|
|Adult||Long-term care/Retirement Home staff|
|Adult||Long-term care/Retirement Home residents||Registration through the facility|
- Education workers
- Cannot work from home (Essential & Front-Line Workers)
- Remaining Hamiltonians in the general population who wish to be vaccinated will receive the vaccine
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