Hamilton surpasses 76% fully vaccinated as city announces new mobile COVID-19 clinic stops

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Published September 24, 2021 at 1:41 pm

Public health has been targeting areas of Hamilton with lower vaccination rates as it uses mobile clinics to increase accessibility. (Photo by Anthony Urciuoli)

The Hamilton health care partners reported Friday (Sept. 24) that 76.1 per cent of residents over the age of 11 are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 816,852 doses have been administered to date, with 82.5 per cent receiving at least one vaccine.

Provincially, 70 per cent of Ontarians are fully vaccinated, while 75.5 per cent received at least one dose.

55.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered throughout Canada, with 70.8 per cent of the country being fully vaccinated.

Meanwhile, the Provincial GO-VAXX Bus will roll through Hamilton, making stops at recreation centres, schools, churches, and commercial spaces. Many mobile clinics will be situated in areas of the city with lower vaccination coverage rates to improve access to the vaccine.

“With a return to more indoor settings in the Fall, it’s vital that Hamilton’s vaccination coverage continues to increase and that all Hamiltonians follow public health measures to reduce the spread of the virus,” said a spokesperson with the City of Hamilton.

Individuals 12 years of age or older before the end of 2021 can receive a first or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the following locations:

 

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