City of Hamilton administers one millionth COVID-19 vaccine dose on one-year anniversary

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Published December 24, 2021 at 1:17 pm

FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton was being used as a large-scale COVID-19 vaccination clinic. (intheHammer photo)

The Hamilton health care partners say they’ve reached a milestone, administering one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to residents.

Health officials say they hit the mark on the one-year anniversary of COVID-19 vaccines being administered.

“Partners and organizations from across the community have worked around the clock to plan a significant expansion of local COVID-19 vaccine capacity to ensure as many Hamiltonians as possible are able to receive the strong protection,” reads the official media release from the City of Hamilton.

They added that receiving a third dose of vaccine provides additional protection against “the highly-transmissible Omicron variant.”

Individuals over the age of 18 are eligible to receive a third dose (booster). Appointments can be booked by visiting www.hamilton.ca/GetYourVaccine.

79.1 per cent of the eligible population have received both doses of COVID-19 vaccine in Hamilton.

As of Dec. 24, 2021, unvaccinated residents are contracting COVID-19 at a rate 4.9 times higher than the vaccinated population. The risk of hospitalizing is 22.8 times higher among the unvaccinated in Hamilton.

City of Hamilton COVID-19 vaccination data as of Dec. 24

Source: City of Hamilton Public Health Services

Percentage of eligible Hamilton population vaccinated against COVID-19

Percentage of eligible Hamilton residents who have received COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 infection rates of vaccinated and unvaccinated Hamilton residents

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