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.
- New June 5: Hamiltons COVID-19 vaccination program expansion to include mobile pop-up vaccination clinics for youth ages 12 + June 5
- *New, May 22: Hamilton’s COVID-19 vaccination program expands to include youth ages 12 +
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.
- Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines, including vaccine eligibility and distribution.
- To book your vaccine, visit COVID-19 Vaccine Booking.
- Find answers to questions about vaccines
- Find vaccine resources for specific communities and vaccine resources in multiple languages
Video Resources for Booking a Vaccine
- Booking with a Green Ontario Health Card (Part 1)
- Booking with a Green Ontario Health Card (Part 2)
- Booking with a Red and White Ontario Health Card (Part 1)
- Booking with a Red and White Health Card (Part 2)
- Booking with no Health Card (Part 1)
- Booking with no Health card (Part 2)
- Booking at a Pharmacy
HWDSB is pleased to share the following media release issued May 22 from the City of Hamilton Public Health Services, Hamilton Health Sciences, and St. Joseph’s Health Hamilton.
HAMILTON, ON – The Hamilton healthcare partners continue to make progress in vaccinating members of the community who fall into the Province’s COVID-19 Vaccination Framework. We are pleased to announce that to date, we have administered approximately 266,429 doses of COVD-19 vaccine – with upwards of 52.2% of Hamiltonians over the age of 18 receiving a vaccine to date.
In alignment with Provincial direction, effective Sunday, May 23, 2021 those youth in Hamilton who are aged 12 and older at time of vaccination are eligible to book an appointment to receive a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Over coming days, more information will be released regarding specialized family-friendly vaccination clinics in Hamilton for youth who may have complex needs.
In an effort to get families vaccinated as quickly as possible, eligible family members who have not received a vaccination are encouraged to book an appointment to attend a vaccination clinic.
Booking a vaccination appointment. Appointments for vaccination at a Hamilton mass vaccination clinic can be booked through the provincial online booking system found at www.hamilton.ca/VaccineBooking or by calling the Provincial call centre at 1- 888-999-6488. To book an appointment online, these individuals must already be 12 years old as of the date of their booking. Individuals who are not 12 years old on Sunday, May 23, 2021 can book an appointment for a later date through the provincial call centre.
For those who do not have access to the internet or a computer, or do not have a valid Ontario photo health card, please call the Public Health Services COVID-19 Hotline at 905-974-9848, option 7 to book an appointment. Due to potential call volumes expected at the call centre, the City of Hamilton encourages everyone to self-register online if able to so, it’s the quickest process to get an appointment. The hotline is trying to focus on those without health cards and those without computer access.
Public Health Services recommends that everyone who is eligible for a vaccination receive the first vaccine that is available to them. We need to work together to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community, to reserve healthcare and hospital capacity and to protect vulnerable populations.
- The Pfizer vaccine is currently the only COVID-19 vaccine that has been authorized by Health Canada for use in individuals aged 12 and over
- Vaccine administration rates may differ based on local context.
- Information regarding registration, booking, and frequently asked questions are available on the COVID-19 Vaccines section of the City’s website at hamilton.ca/COVIDvaccines.
- All vaccination planning is based on and contingent on available COVID-19 vaccine supply.
- It is vital that members of the public, even those who have been vaccinated, ensure that public health measures still be practiced until it is safe and said to be safe by the health professionals in all levels of government. Public health measures include:
- stay home if you are feeling unwell
- get tested for COVID-19 if you have symptoms or have been in close
- contact with a confirmed positive case of COVID-19
- limit gatherings to only members of your immediate household
- maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet or 2 meters from others
- outside of your immediate household
- wear a mask or face covering indoors and outdoors when not able to
- maintain physical distancing
- wash hands frequently
- COVID-19 Vaccine Booking Expanding to Youth 12+ Ahead of Schedule
- Hamilton COVID-19 Vaccines for Youth
- Child and Youth COVID-19 Vaccine Poster- English
- Child and Youth COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet – English
- Public Health Services’ COVID-19 Hotline: 905-974-9848 or email@example.com
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.