Hamilton Provides AstraZeneca Vaccine Clinic, Johnson & Johnson Shouldn’t Slow Down

Hamilton is set to expand its COVID-19 vaccination plan on Thursday with a week-long Oxford-AstraZeneca clinic in central Hamilton.

Despite the recent lack of a vaccine in Canada, Public Health says the city has enough in the city to offer clinics with the help of its primary health partners at the David Breley Health Sciences Center on Main Street East.

The supply of AstraZeneca slows down for us as we go through May, told Global News, but right now our community has a supply of clinics that Michelle Baird worked on for public health.

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The shot was previously only available to people 40 and older through Ontario pharmacies.

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The clinic runs on May 6-13 from 11:30 am to 6:15 pm Monday and Friday and from 9:30 am to 3:15 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Appointments for shots can be booked through the public health hotline (905-974-9848, option 7).

Proof of age is required when someone shows up for their shot.

Underground behind the science center or free parking is being offered through vouchers provided by the city for the McMaster lot.

No walk-ins are allowed for the clinics.

Baird said the recent announcement to promote Pfizer vaccines from the US to Canada should continue the city’s immunization program.

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The news was softened by Johnson and Johnson’s postponement by Health News Canada over concerns with batches being spoiled at a plant in Baltimore. The city was expected to get some of the 300,000 that were supposed to hit the Canadian markets this week.

“Vaccine clinics. We have plans for our large scale clinics and our mobile clinics, which do not depend on Johnson & Johnson in our supplies,” Baird said.

“So for us, it does not slow down our rollout in any way.”

On Monday, the city’s program began offering vaccines to anyone 18 and older in the city’s Five Hot Spot Postal Code through an appointment at a local large-scale or mobile pop-up vaccination clinic.

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Initiatives were taken this week to change the vaccine distribution from the province.

On the advice of the Ontario Science Table, the allocation for the general public and hot spots is now 50/50 as opposed to recent targets that offered 75 percent of the population and only 25 to hot spot neighborhoods.

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Adults who live in hot spot postal codes L9C and L8W can book an appointment using Ontario’s online portal and Hamilton Public Health’s COVID-19 hotline, while only city hotlines residing in L8L, L8N and L9K You can use.

Meanwhile, more than 50 people, people with high-risk health conditions or who cannot work from home, will be allowed to book the jab on May 6 as per the guidelines from the provincial framework.

“That includes the rest of the elementary and secondary school staff,” Baird said.

Baird said the city’s vaccination site and mobile clinics at the First Ontario Center at HHS, St. Jos., Are running at a capacity of about 30 to 50 percent due to lack of supplies.

Even with the federal government’s promise of vaccine supplements coming every week through May, city health officials say additional clinics – such as the Roald Elena location revealed in the initial rollout plan in March – likely won’t be needed. is.

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Richardson said, “In fact, we are getting enough capacity through all that we are supplying in the next few weeks.

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As of Monday, more than 11 million vaccine shots had been delivered in Canada. Ontario has managed only five million of them.

More than 196,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been taken in Hamilton, with the bulk of shots coming from the Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) clinic.

Of the city’s eligible population over 18, about 36 percent have received at least one dose.

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