November 22 2021
HAMILTON, ON – Beginning Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 8 a.m. children in Hamilton ages 5 (born 2016) to 11 years of age are eligible to book an appointment to receive a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
Hamilton Public Health Services is prepared to vaccinate the 42,000 children eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine beginning on Thursday, November 25, 2021. The plan to vaccinate children ages 5 to 11 years old was created by Hamilton Public Health Services in consultation with local child care specialists and partners.
There are many convenient ways children can receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Hamilton including fixed-site clinics at LimeRidge Mall and the Centre on Barton, mobile pop-up vaccine clinics, pharmacy clinics, family and youth-friendly clinics, and community-based and led mobile vaccination clinics for specific populations. Hamilton’s vaccine strategy for young people is comprehensive to ensure all children 5 to 11 years of age who want a vaccine, can do so in a location that can meet their needs. The vaccine strategy was built in consultation with McMaster Children’s Hospital, local child life specialists and community partners. Appointments can be booked at www.hamilton.ca/GetYourVaccine.
De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre (DAHC), Niwasa Kendaaswin Teg and the Hamilton Regional Indian Centre (HRIC) are hosting Indigenous COVID-19 vaccine clinics for first, second, third and booster doses for Indigenous population and non-Indigenous household members. These clinics are available to Indigenous populations ages 5+ by booked appointments only. Appointments can be booked at aboriginalhealthcentre.com/covid19info.
In-school COVID-19 vaccine clinics are available to HWCDSB and HWDSB students, families and staff in each school community, plus eligible students from elementary feeder schools. Individuals born in 2009 and earlier who are eligible to receive a first or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine can walk-in to any of the below clinics. Individuals ages 5 to 11 years of age require a booked appointment. Appointments can be booked at www.hamilton.ca/GetYourVaccine.
Booking a vaccination appointment.
Children ages 5 to 11 years of age require a booked appointment for their first dose of vaccination. Learn about available locations, hours of operation and how to book at www.hamilton.ca/GetYourVaccine.
More information and answers to frequently asked questions regarding child COVID-19 vaccination can be found at www.hamilton.ca/ChildVaccine.
Information regarding walk-in options for individuals ages 12+, booking an appointment for third or booster doses, eligibility and frequently asked questions are available at hamilton.ca/GetYourVaccine.
Public Health Services recommends that everyone receive a vaccine when eligible to do so. 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 populations.
- The Hamilton healthcare partners continue to make progress in vaccinating eligible community members. To date, 881,468 doses of the COVD-19 vaccine have been administered – with 86 per cent of eligible Hamiltonians receiving a vaccine to date and 82.9 per cent fully vaccinated.
- Since January 2021, Hamilton healthcare partners have hosted over 715 mobile pop-up clinic days and over 380 on-site mobile clinics. This includes 62 secondary school COVID-19 vaccine clinics hosted at 22 locations since August 12, 2021.
- The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is currently the only COVID-19 vaccine that has been authorized by Health Canada for use in individuals aged 5 and over
- Vaccine administration rates may differ based on local context.
- All vaccination planning is based on and contingent on available COVID-19 vaccine supply.