McMaster hosting GO-VAXX bus in Hamilton this week

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Published February 4, 2022 at 11:47 pm

The Go-Vaxx bus will be making a stop in Oakville this weekend. INSAUGA PHOTO

The Ontario GO-VAXX mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic will roll on to McMaster University’s main campus in Hamilton on Thursday.

The clinic is open to McMaster students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the Hamilton community. Children aged five and up can receive vaccinations at the clinic.

The GO-VAXX bus will be located in Parking Lot I at McMaster from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. on Feb. 10. However, booking ahead is required. The Ontario booking portal will open at 8 a.m. on Wednesday (Feb. 9), and appointments can be secured through the Provincial Vaccine Contact centre at 1-833-943-3900.

The clinic staff will be administering vaccines in line with Ontario Ministry of Health guidelines. Anyone under 30 will receive Pfizer and those 30 and older will receive Moderna. However, that is dependent on the supply of Pfizer.

People driving to the clinic should enter McMaster’s campus from Cootes Drive or Main Street West and follow the signage to Parking Lot I.

Those taking Hamilton Street Railway public transit should disembark at the following bus stops:

  • Main St. W. opposite Emerson St.
  • University Ave. at Forsyth
  • Main St. West at Leland St.

McMaster is planning to resume in-person classes on Monday, after staying online for the first four weeks of the winter term due to the Omicron variant. A Canadian Union of Public Employees union local that represents McMaster staff, and an online petition started by students, have expressed concerns about the university’s health and safety plan.

GO-VAXX mobile clinics are offered through a partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Metrolinx. GO buses have been converted to serve as fully accessible mobile vaccine clinics.

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