COVID-19 vaccination blitz: Mobile clinics will visit 20 Hamilton schools in 12 days

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Published August 19, 2021 at 5:48 pm

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Mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be blitzing Hamilton 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.

“A return to in-person learning this September for Hamilton’s children and youth is a top priority,” reads a media release emailed by the City of Hamilton. “As a community, we know all too well the impact COVID-19, remote learning and public health restrictions have had on the mental and emotional well-being of children and youth.”

“As the Delta variant continues to circulate locally and we see the challenges it has caused elsewhere, particularly among the unvaccinated, we all have a job to do in protecting those that can’t be vaccinated, including children under 12,” it reads.

To date, 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.

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