Dose interval shortened for some as over 71 per cent of Hamilton adults, half of youth receive vaccine

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Published June 14, 2021 at 5:06 pm

The Hamilton healthcare partners say they continue to make progress in vaccinating members of the community who fall into the Province’s COVID-19 Vaccination Framework.

As of Monday (June 14), nearly 415,000 doses of COVD-19 vaccine have been administered with more than 71 per cent of Hamiltonians over the age of 18 and nearly 50 per cent of youth ages 12-plus receiving a vaccine to date.

Meanwhile, individuals who received their first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are now eligible to book their second dose appointment at an interval of eight weeks or more.

Those who have received their first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine can choose to proceed with the below options in order to receive a second dose vaccination.

A second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine can be booked through a pharmacy or primary care provider. For individuals wanting an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) as their second dose, an appointment can be booked through the online portal at

Public Health Services recommends that everyone who is eligible for a vaccination receive the first vaccine that is available to them.

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