Hamilton COVID-19 vaccine clinic now accepts walk-ins for booster dose for ages 50-plus

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Published January 4, 2022 at 4:52 pm

Hamilton residents who are 50-years-of-age and older can get their third (booster) dose of COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment, starting Wednesday (Jan. 5). (intheHammer file photo)

Hamilton residents who are 50-years-of-age and older can get their third (booster) dose of COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment, starting Wednesday (Jan. 5).

As of now, however, walk-ins will be only be accepted at the Centre on Barton COVID-19 vaccine clinic.

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The clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is located between the Brick and Giant Tiger.

All others who are eligible for a booster dose are required to book an appointment at hamilton.ca/GetYourVaccine. Most individuals must wait at least three months after their second dose to receive a booster.

To date, 1,058,497 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Hamilton with 84.7 per cent of eligible residents receiving a vaccine to date and 79.6 per cent fully vaccinated.

Hamilton reported 414 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday (Jan. 4), bringing the total number of active cases to 6,649.

Ontario is reporting 1,290 people in hospital with COVID-19, and 266 in intensive care.

The province is also reporting 11,352 new cases Tuesday, although it notes the numbers underestimate the true case count due to limits Ontario has placed on testing.

The province recorded 10 new deaths from the virus.

Intensive care admissions have been rising in the province, with 248 people in ICU due to COVID-19 a day earlier.

Ontario announced a series of new measures, including the pausing of non-urgent surgeries, in an effort to slow the fifth wave driven by the highly contagious Omicron variant.

The latest restrictions also include a return to online schooling for at least two weeks and widespread business closures.

 

—with files from The Canadian Press

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