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AstraZeneca vaccination clinic in downtown Hamilton to offer shots to 40+ this week and next

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AstraZeneca vaccination clinic in downtown Hamilton to offer shots to 40+ this week and next

The City of Hamilton announced plans to host a clinic to administer AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for people who are 40 years of age and older.

“To increase accessibility to COVID-19 vaccines, the Hamilton Primary Care Partners (Hamilton Family Health Team, McMaster Family Health Team, Hamilton Family Medicine and Community Health Centre partners) in partnership with Hamilton Public Health Services will be holding clinics to administer AstraZeneca vaccines to adults ages 40 years or older (in 2021),” a City press release issued Monday (May 3) said.

“These additional clinics are an encouraging next step in the vaccination efforts in Hamilton.”

Starting Thursday (May 6) and running until next Thursday (May 13) the clinic will operate out of the David Braley Health Sciences Centre in downtown Hamilton at 100 Main St. W.

Vaccines will be administered by appointment only and the clinic will run Monday to Friday 11:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

To book an appointment, those who are ages 40+ (in 2021) can call the Public Health Services COVID-19 Hotline at 905-974-9848, option 7 for an appointment at the Hamilton Primary Care AstraZeneca vaccination clinics.

Proof of age and/or a health card will be required when participants arrive for their appointment and the clinic is to be accessed through the doors off Bay Street.

Free parking will also be available at the underground parking lot at the David Braley Health Sciences Centre or for the McMaster owned Bay Street parking lot behind the David Braley Health Sciences Centre. A parking voucher will be provided during the appointment.

To date, approximately 189,044 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Hamilton, accounting for 34.1 per cent of eligible residents.

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