Nearly half of Hamilton adults fully vaccinated, 75% received at least one dose
Published July 8, 2021 at 6:56 pm
Hamilton health care partners continue to make progress in its COVID-19 vaccination efforts based on the provincial framework.
As of Thursday (July 8), approximately 607,787 doses have been administered. Upwards of 74.5 per cent of Hamiltonians over the age of 18 have received a vaccine to date with 48.1 per cent having completed their vaccine series.
In addition, 60.2 per cent of youth have received a first dose.
Effective immediately, anyone over the age of 12 in Hamilton can now walk-in to a designated clinic and receive their first COVID-19 vaccine dose.
Walk-ins will be accepted at any large-scale vaccination clinic in Hamilton, the employer-led ArcelorMittal Dofasco vaccine clinic, and Hamilton Public Health Services mobile pop-up clinics.
Learn more about vaccine clinic locations by visiting hamilton.ca/VaccineBooking.
Meanwhile, the interval between doses has been shortened “in order to provide a strong level of protection against COVID-19, including the Delta variant,” according to public health.
All individuals ages 12 and over who have received their first dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine are being encouraged to rebook their second dose appointment at the shortened interval of at least 28 days after the first dose.
First and second dose walk-ins will be accepted at Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre at 876 Cannon St East, from July 9 to July 11, between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Second dose appointments can be booked through the provincial online booking system found at hamilton.ca/VaccineBooking or by calling the Provincial call centre at 1-888-999-6488.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies