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Hamilton’s COVID-19 vaccination program expansion includes individuals aged 50+ in community “hot spots”

HAMILTON, ON – The Hamilton healthcare partners continue to make progress in vaccinating members of the community who fall into Phases 1 & 2 of the Province’s COVID-19 Vaccination Framework. We are pleased to announce that to date, we have administered approximately 124,123 doses of COVD-19 vaccine – with 21.2% of eligible Hamiltonians receiving a vaccine to date.

In order to vaccinate those in our community who live in neighbourhoods that have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, those individuals who are ages 50+ and live in “hot spot” communities in Hamilton as identified by the Provincial Government and Hamilton Public Health Services, are eligible to be vaccinated. This eligible population can receive a vaccine at any of the city’s large-scale or mobile pop-up vaccination clinics on a by-appointment only, walk-ins are not permitted. Proof of address must be shown when arriving for an appointment.

The postal codes that are currently eligible for those adults aged 50+ are as follows: L9C, L8W, L8L, L8N, L9K.

  • Members of the public, who are ages 50+ and live in the eligible postal codes L9C and L8W can book an appointment online using the Provincial booking portal found at www.hamilton.ca/VaccineBooking for a large-scale clinic.
  • Members of the public, who are ages 50+ and live in the eligible postal codes L9C, L8W, L8L, L8N and L9K can call the Public Health Services COVID-19 Hotline at 905-974-9848, option 7 for an appointment at a mobile pop-up clinic.

Members of the public, who are ages 18-49 and live in a hot spot postal code in Hamilton are not yet eligible for a vaccination.

Due to potential call volumes expected at the call centre, we ask that those who are calling for an appointment are patient and call back if the lines are busy.

Mobile pop-up clinic – April 10 & 11

On April 10 & 11, the mobile team will be holding a pop-up clinic at Lake Avenue School, 157 Lake Avenue N, Hamilton.  

This clinic will be available to those adults in Hamilton who are ages 50+ and residing in the hot spot postal codes of L9C, L8W, L8L, L8N, L9K and those adults ages 60+ in Hamilton.

Members of the public can call the Public Health Services COVID-19 Hotline at 905-974-9848, option 7 for an appointment at a mobile pop-up clinic. These are all by-appointment only clinics, walk-ins are not permitted. Proof of address must be shown when arriving for an appointment if eligibility is due to a hot spot address.

Quick Facts

  • Vaccine administration rates may differ based on local context.
  • Second doses for the COVID-19 vaccine have been extended to a 16-week interval by the Provincial Government.
  • Information regarding registration, booking, and sequencing will be available on the COVID-19 Vaccines section of the City’s website at www.hamilton.ca/COVIDvaccines.
  • Vaccination phasing and sequencing will continue to be released for additional categories as per the direction of the provincial government.
  • All vaccination planning is based on and contingent on available COVID-19 vaccine supply.
  • It is vital that members of the public, even those who have been vaccinated, ensure that public health measures still be practiced until it is safe and said to be safe by the health professionals in all levels of government.  Public health measures include:  
    • stay home if you are feeling unwell
    • get tested for COVID-19 if you have symptoms or have been in close contact with a confirmed positive case of COVID-19
    • limit gatherings to only members of your immediate household
    • maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet or 2 meters from others outside of your immediate household
    • wear a mask or face covering indoors and outdoors when not able to maintain physical distancing
    • wash hands frequently

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