Hamilton residents 70 and older can now book their COVID-19 vaccine

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Published March 28, 2021 at 10:12 pm

Hamilton residents 70 and older can now book their COVID-19 vaccine

The province has announced today that it’s lowering the minimum age to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Hamilton and other select regions.

As of 8:00 a.m. on Monday, March 29, Hamilton residents aged 70 and over will be eligible to book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment through the provincial online booking system and call centre.

The city also announced earlier today that more appointments have been added to the provincial booking portal this week (March 29 to April 4) for eligible residents to book their appointment. More information is available here.

“Thanks to the careful planning of everyone involved in the vaccine rollout, we are able to extend vaccination appointments to more Ontarians ahead of schedule,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health.

“But until Ontario receives enough vaccines so that the majority of Ontarians can be vaccinated, it remains critical for everyone to continue following public health measures, so that we can control the spread.”

The province says that as of March 27, over three-quarters of Ontario residents 80 and over have received at least one dose, and over a third of residents aged 75 to 79 have now received their first shot.

Alongside Hamilton, the following public health units will allow residents 70 and over to get the vaccine:

  • Grey Bruce Health Unit
  • Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health
  • Lambton Public Health
  • Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit
  • Niagara Region Public Health
  • Ottawa Public Health
  • Peel Public Health
  • Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit
  • Timiskaming Health Unit
  • York Region Public Health
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