COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 Vaccine

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:

After vaccination

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

Hamilton Public Health Services acknowledges that some people have experienced legitimate, longstanding, systemic issues that have damaged their trust in the health system. We commit to providing transparent, honest vaccine information to all community members as it becomes available. We encourage everyone to seek out multiple sources of information from reliable sources to inform your vaccine decisions. We are privileged to be one such source of information for you.

COVID-19 vaccination in Hamilton

Vaccine Eligibility and Distribution

Age Group Eligible Population How to Access your Vaccine
12 and older

Individuals aged 12+

Eligible to book an appointment through the Provincial portal that can be found at www.hamilton.ca/VaccineBooking or by calling the Provincial hotline at 1-888-999-6488.

12 to 17 Pharmacy clinics for youth aged 12+ for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Locations and availability can be found at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations
18 and older Pharmacy clinics for adults aged 18+ for Moderna COVID-19 vaccine Locations and availability can be found at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations
18 and older Adults aged 18+ who are currently in hospital Registered through facility
18 and older All other congregate care settings & community living Registered through facility
18 and older Homebound individuals & recipients of chronic homecare

Identified and registered through homecare partners, primary care providers and the LHIN. Call Public Health Services COVID-19 hotline at 905-974-9848, option 7.Identified and registered through homecare partners, primary care providers and the LHIN.Call Public Health Services COVID-19 hotline at 905-974-9848, option 7.

18 and older Senior congregate care settings Registration through the facility
18 and older Shelter staff Eligible to book an appointment through the Provincial portal that can be found at www.hamilton.ca/VaccineBooking or by calling the Provincial hotline at 1-888-999-6488.
18 and older Shelter residents Plan pending for additional clinics
18 and older

Highest, high, at-risk health conditions

Eligible populations

Eligible to book an appointment through the Provincial portal that can be found at www.hamilton.ca/VaccineBooking or by calling the Provincial hotline at 1-888-999-6488
18 and older Alternate Level of Care (ALC) patients, Satellite Health Facility, St. Peter’s Registered through the hospitals and facilities
18 and older
  • Healthcare workers hospital & community (all)
  • Long-term care/Retirement Home staff
Eligible to book an appointment through the Provincial portal that can be found at www.hamilton.ca/VaccineBooking or by calling the Provincial hotline at 1-888-999-6488
18 and older Essential caregivers:
  • Long-term care/Retirement home
  • other congregate care settings for seniors (up to 2)
Eligible to book an appointment through the Provincial portal that can be found at www.hamilton.ca/VaccineBooking or by calling the Provincial hotline at 1-888-999-6488
18 and older Long-term care/Retirement Home residents Registration through the facility

Read more about Hamilton’s vaccination plan

Get your COVID info on social?

Many people rely on social media to get information. We want to help you find reliable, truthful, and accurate information about COVID-19 vaccines, so follow these accounts to stay informed:

City of Hamilton

Twitter icon@CityofHamilton

Instagram icon@cityofhamilton

Health Canada / Public Health Agency of Canada

Twitter icon@GovCanHealth

Instagram icon@healthycdns

Healthy Canadians

Dr. Theresa Tam

Twitter icon@CPHO_Canada

Ontario Ministry of Health

Twitter icon@ONThealth

Ontario Ministry of Health

On COVID-19 Project (Youth)

Instagram icon@OnCOVID19

COVID-19 Vaccine Facts

Instagram icon@covidvaccinefacts

Discover more social media accounts to follow for specific populations.

If you have general questions about the COVID-19 vaccine:

You cannot book appointments to get the COVID-19 vaccine at this time. If you have personal medical questions related to the vaccine, please talk to your health care provider.