65 per cent of Hamilton adults receive vaccine as eligibility for shortened 2nd dose interval expands

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Published June 4, 2021 at 6:51 pm

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Hamilton residents who are 70-plus and individuals who received their first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on or before April 18 and would like to move up their second doses to earlier than the 16-week interval are now eligible to do so.

The newly expanded eligibility goes into effect on Monday (Jun 7).

Appointments can be booked through the provincial online booking system found at hamilton.ca/VaccineBooking or by calling the Ontario call centre at 1-888-999-6488.

The Hamilton health care partners say 346,960 doses of the COVD-19 vaccine have been administered, amounting to 65.2 per cent of adults and 21.7 per cent of youth (12-plus).

Members of the public 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.

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