Hamilton surpasses 77% vaccination rate but one area is as low as 55%

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Published October 1, 2021 at 2:47 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 have administered 828,001 doses of COVID-19 vaccine as of Friday (Oct. 1). 83.3 per cent of eligible residents have received a vaccine to date and 77.4 per cent are fully vaccinated.

The north end of Hamilton continues to be an area of concern for public health with the L8H area code at 57.19 per cent and L8L at 54.94 per cent fully vaccinated.

“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 public health.

Vaccine distribution data can be found on the City’s website: hamilton.ca/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-distribution

The health care partners will continue to focus their mobile clinic efforts on areas with low rates of vaccination.

The following is a list of stops over the course of the next week:

Community members born in 2009 and earlier cab get their first and second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at primary care-led clinics, mobile pop-up clinics, and local pharmacies. They can be accessed both on a walk-in basis at many of these locations or by booking an appointment.

All vaccination clinics can be found by visiting www.hamilton.ca/GetYourVaccine.

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