Hamilton youth and teens can now get a COVID vaccine booster

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Published February 15, 2022 at 3:05 pm

Hamilton youth and teens can now get a COVID vaccine booster

Hamilton residents aged 12 to 17 can get booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, effective Friday (Feb. 18).

The announcement from public health comes in alignment with the provincial government’s direction.

Eligible youth and teens who have gone at least 168 days (six months) since their last dose will be able to walk-in for their booster at many local clinics. Appointments can also be made through Hamilton’s online booking system at hamilton.ca/GetYourVaccine.

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and getting fully vaccinated and receiving a booster dose when eligible will continue to help balance the risks of the highly-transmissible Omicron variant,” said public health, “and the risks to the mental, emotional and physical health of children, youth and their learning.

To date, 87.1 per cent of eligible Hamiltonians have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 82.8 per cent are fully vaccinated.

85.2 per cent of children aged 12 to 17 have received a first dose and 81.3 per cent are fully vaccinated.

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