60 per cent of Hamilton adults, 6.4 per cent of youth received COVID-19 vaccine as 2nd dose interval shortens

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Effective Monday (May 31), Hamilton residents who are 80-plus and have received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and want to move up their second dose to sooner than the 16-week interval are eligible to do so.

Adults who are 70-plus will be eligible to do the same starting June 14, 2021.

The Hamilton health care partners made the announcement Friday (May 28) in alignment with the provincial framework.

Well over 300,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the city -- or 59.7 per cent of adults and 6.4 per cent of youth.

When rescheduling a vaccination appointment, individuals are encouraged to check their first dose receipt to ensure they are booking a second for the same vaccine type.

Mixing vaccine types is not permitted.

Appointments can be booked online at hamilton.ca/VaccineBooking or by calling the Provincial call centre at 1-888-999-6488.

Those who received their first dose of vaccine at a local mobile pop-up clinic and have their second dose appointment booked at a mobile pop-up vaccination clinic, have the option to either wait for their original appointment or they can reschedule to attend a large-scale clinic.

At this time, the original mobile pop-up schedule cannot be adjusted to add clinics to accommodate this shortened dose interval.

Those who do not have a Green Ontario photo health card can call the Public Health Services COVID-19 Hotline at 905-974-9848, option 7 to book an appointment

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