Hamilton public health prepared to vaccinate 42,000 children eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

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Published November 22, 2021 at 4:51 pm

Hamilton Public Health Services says it's prepared to vaccinate the 42,000 local children eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. (intheHammer file photo)

Hamilton Public Health Services says it’s prepared to vaccinate the 42,000 local children eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

Beginning Tuesday (Nov. 23) at 8 a.m., individuals in Hamilton born in 2016 or earlier are eligible to book an appointment to receive the vaccine.

“The vaccine strategy was built in consultation with McMaster Children’s Hospital, local child life specialists and community partners,” according to the local public health service.

Family-friendly clinics will be set up at LimeRidge Mall and the Centre on Barton. There will also be mobile pop-up vaccine clinics and pharmacy clinics.

Appointments can be booked at hamilton.ca/GetYourVaccine.

The Hamilton health care partners have administered 881,468 doses of COVD-19 vaccine to date, with 86 per cent of eligible residents receiving a dose and 82.9 per cent fully vaccinated.

De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre (DAHC), Niwasa Kendaaswin Teg, and the Hamilton Regional Indian Centre (HRIC) are hosting Indigenous COVID-19 vaccine clinics for first, second, third, and booster doses for Indigenous population and non-Indigenous household members.

These clinics are available to Indigenous populations ages five and older by booked appointments only: aboriginalhealthcentre.com/covid19info.

In-school COVID-19 vaccine clinics are available to HWCDSB and HWDSB students, families, and staff in each school community — plus eligible students from elementary feeder schools.

Individuals born in 2009 and earlier who are eligible to receive a first or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine can walk in to any of the below clinics.

Individuals ages 5 to 11 years of age require a booked appointment: hamilton.ca/GetYourVaccine.

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