Everybody in Hamilton will have both vaccine doses by end of summer

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Published May 28, 2021 at 11:18 am

Ontario is speeding up its plan to deliver second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine with the expectation that Hamilton residents and the rest of the province will be completely vaccinated by the end of September.

This will begin with individuals turning 80 and over who will be eligible to book their second dose appointment on May 31 followed by individuals aged 70 and over scheduled to begin the week of June 14. The province will then continue to expand eligibility for second dose appointments based on date of first dose.

Dates for other age groups will be announced as more vaccine becomes available.

Premier Doug Ford said under this accelerated program, he expects the province to by fully vaccinated by the end of the summer.

To book appointments, Ontarians who have had their first dose and are eligible for an accelerated second dose may be able to return to the same site or channel where they received their first dose for their second dose appointment, or may choose to book an appointment at a different site or channel.

Second dose appointments can be rebooked through the provincial booking system and through pharmacies.

For those in public health units who use their own booking system, or who received their doses from the primary care provider or through a pop-up clinic, more information will follow on how and when second dose booking and rebooking will be available. Second dose appointments can also be booked (without a first appointment) in the provincial booking system.

To date, 299,181 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Hamilton, accounting for approximately 58.6 per cent of eligible people.

For information on Hamilton’s vaccine rollout and to book appointments, visit the City of Hamilton’s website.

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