Sumary of Mass clinic opens at Centre on Barton as Hamilton anticipates influx of COVID vaccine bookings:
- Hamilton’s second mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic for the public opened up at the Centre on Barton Thursday and is set to be another important piece of the city’s plan to administer an anticipated influx of vaccine doses over the next few months.
- In a release, public health said demand is expected to be fueled by the impending approval of a shot for children ages five to 11, likely on Friday, and the possibility that third doses will be around in January for anyone in the eligible 12-plus population who wants it.
- Both are expected to have the capacity to administer 550 COVID-19 vaccine doses per day.
- The city has one other mass clinic, for health-care workers only, at the Hamilton Health Sciences west end clinic on Main Street West.
- Story continues below Ontario unveils winter COVID testing strategy, to include ‘holiday blitz’ Hours of operation at the Barton location will alternate on a bi-weekly basis with the first three days of operation between 9:30 a.
- 22 and 28.In a board of health meeting on Monday, the manager of Hamilton’s vaccination response team said despite the impending approval of vaccines for five to 11, the timeline for shots has not yet been determined.
- “Exactly when the vaccines will become available to five to 11-year-olds in Hamilton will depend on the timing of the Health Canada approval and the receipt of the vaccine supply into Hamilton,” said Melissa Biksa.
- 2:20 Ontario expanding symptomatic COVID-19 testing to pharmacies Previous Video Next Video Story continues below “So despite it being a lesser dose, the immune response is great,” Orkin told Global News.