City of Hamilton ‘exploring’ mandatory vaccinations

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Published August 20, 2021 at 1:21 pm

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Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger will be calling a special council meeting next week where staff will report on a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination verification policy for all City of Hamilton employees.

Under the policy, municipal staff would be required to receive two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

According to the City, approximately 95 per cent of the more than 17,000 reported cases since last December have been among the unvaccinated.

As of Thursday (Aug. 19) afternoon, 763,815 doses of COVD-19 vaccine have been administered with 78.2 per cent of Hamiltonians over the age of 12 receiving a vaccine to date. 70.3 per cent of individuals over the age of 12 have completed their vaccine series.

Hamilton health care partners also announced that mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be blitzing local high schools leading up to the start of the school year.

20 schools will be visited from Aug. 21 to Sept. 1 with anyone born in 2009 and earlier eligible for a dose, either via walk-in or by appointment.

Information on Hamilton’s vaccination efforts can be found online: hamilton.ca/GetYourVaccine.

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