Last chance to get vaccinated against COVID-19 at one of Hamilton’s remaining large-scale clinics

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Published August 27, 2021 at 12:35 pm

Hamilton’s health care partners will administer the final doses of COVID-19 vaccines at FirstOntario Centre this weekend.

Sunday (Aug. 29) marks the final day of operation at the large-scale clinic, where more than 180,000 doses have been administered since Mar. 22. Over the last month, however, less than 400 doses have been administered per day. By comparison, doses per day peaked at 2,731 in July.

“As our vaccine program continues to move into a new phase our job is far from over,” said Dr. Elizabeth Richardson, Medical Officer of Health.

“Alongside our partners from across the health care system and local community organizations, we remain committed to increasing vaccine coverage in our community using new channels of outreach and vaccine sites to connect with people who have yet to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, and the strong protection it offers to themselves and their loved ones.”

Individuals who are 12 years of age or older before the end of 2021 are encouraged to walk-in at FirstOntario Centre this weekend between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. and receive their first or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are available.

Nearly two-thirds of the doses administered have been at large-scale clinics.

The Hamilton Hamilton Health Sciences COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on Wellington Street closed on Aug. 3. The St. Joseph’s West 5th clinic will close on Sept. 2.

Residents will still be able to get vaccinated at various locations. You can find the most up-to-date information on the City of Hamilton website: hamilton.ca/GetYourVaccine.

In total, 776,269 doses of COVD-19 vaccine have been administered with 79.2 per cent of eligible Hamiltonians receiving a vaccine to date and 71.7 per cent fully vaccinated.

 

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