Hamilton opens vaccines to 18+ with nearly 50% of adults receiving at least one dose

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Published May 17, 2021 at 7:27 pm

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All Hamilton residents who are at least 18-years-old are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Bookings will be accepted starting Tuesday (May 17) through the provincial portal at hamilton.ca/VaccineBooking or by calling 1-888-999-6488.

Hamilton’s health care partners say approximately 246,822 doses of vaccine have been administered with more than 48 per cent of adults receiving at least one dose. 

Canada is set to receive a large infusion of COVID-19 vaccines this week, even as questions swirl around how the immunization drive will be affected by the sudden departure of the man tasked with overseeing it.

The federal government says it expects around 4.5 million doses to arrive this week thanks to planned deliveries from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna.

Pfizer and BioNTech had been scheduled to deliver around two million doses this week as their vaccines continue to flow into Canada on a regular basis after early hiccups in February and March.

But the federal government says the two companies will ship an additional 1.4 million shots, which were originally slated to land next week but are now expected to arrive before the upcoming holiday weekend.

Moderna is also expected to deliver 1.1 million doses this week.

–with files from The Canadian Press

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