Vaccination eligibility continues to evolve rapidly in Hamilton. Individuals and groups become eligible to book a vaccine appointment based on vaccine supply and provincial & local prioritization.
Please check www.hamilton.ca/vaccinebooking for the latest information about who is eligible for a vaccine in Hamilton, as this information is updated several times per week. Individuals may be eligible for a vaccine currently based on their age, where they live in Hamilton (postal code area), their job or other criteria.
There are three mass vaccination clinics in Hamilton:
• St. Joe’s West 5th Vaccine Clinic, 100 West 5th St.
• FirstOntario Centre Vaccine Clinic, 101 York Blvd.
• Hamilton Health Sciences Vaccine Clinic, 293 Wellington St. N.
In addition, mobile pop-up clinics will take place in many neighbourhoods across the city, and some pharmacies offer vaccinations. Please check the website for mobile clinic locations, as these change often.
Information on vaccines
Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines, including vaccine eligibility and distribution.
To book your vaccine, visit COVID-19 Vaccine Booking.
During its May 13, 2021 announcement, Ontario shared the following details surrounding vaccines for youth in the 12-17 age group:
Beginning the week of May 31, youth in Ontario between 12 and 17 years of age and their family members who have not received a vaccine will be eligible to book an appointment to receive their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine, including at special dedicated youth and family clinics throughout the weeks of June 14 and 21.
The province will work with public health units to offer both doses of vaccine to youth aged 12 to 17 by the end of August, in collaboration with school boards and other partners. The rollout will be informed by the work of the Children’s COVID-19 Vaccine Table and will provide access to multiple channels to support vaccinating this group, including mass vaccination clinics, community or school pop-ups, and pharmacies.
HWDSB will continue to provide updates surrounding its potential involvement in the youth vaccine rollout. For more information, visit the following pages:
On Monday, May 3, 2021, Stephen Lecce, Ontario’s Minister of Education, and Nancy Naylor, Ontario’s Deputy Minister of Education, provided the following update regarding vaccine eligibility for education and child care workers:
“Building on the current vaccination roll-out for education staff who support students with complex special education needs and staff in hot spot areas in Toronto and Peel, we are pleased to share that, beginning May 6, 2021, remaining eligible education staff province-wide will be eligible to register for vaccination appointments.
Education staff eligible to book vaccination appointments include any school board staff or student transportation partners who typically work in-person in elementary and secondary schools. Examples include: educators, custodial staff, administrative staff, and school bus drivers.
Timing and Registration:
Registration for vaccine appointments for education workers who meet the eligibility criteria above will begin no earlier than May 6, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.
Education staff who are in a PHU using the provincial booking system can visit the provincial website to book online or can call the provincial call centre at 1-833-943-3900 to book their appointment. Staff may be asked identifying questions, such as the school in which they work. For more information please direct staff to How to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment.”
Please see our blog post for more information.
The City of Hamilton’s website (www.hamilton.ca/coronavirus) can be translated into different languages by using the translation tool. This tool gives residents and visitors who speak other languages a way of accessing City information featured on the website.
To translate the page:
- Click the “Translate” feature located at the bottom of the webpage.
- Select one of the 51 languages available
Hamilton Public Health COVID-19 Hotline offers translation services in multiple languages:
COVID Hotline 905-974-9848
Other trusted resources:
Translated COVID-19 information and materials are available in multiple languages. Topics include: testing, self isolation, handwashing, mask wearing, physical distancing, hand washing and vaccinations.
The following translated COVID-19 messages are available for use in our community.