Hamilton Public Health is currently investigating what it calls an inappropriate distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine at one of its mobile vaccination clinics.
It was alleged on Friday, March 5 that three employees working in the clinic administered approximately 15 vaccine doses to individuals who aren’t yet eligible to receive the vaccination.
Concerns were raised by other personnel working at the mobile vaccination clinic, according to public health.
The employees in questions have been placed on paid leave as the investigation is underway.
“The City is committed to ensuring that COVID-19 vaccines are administered in a way that is fair, equitable and based on criteria that prioritizes those that are most in need,” said Dr. Elizabeth Richardson, Medical Officer of Health.
“Any actions designed to circumvent the vaccine program’s eligibility criteria are unethical and unacceptable.”
The clinic and involved persons have not been identified.
More details are expected as the investigation proceeds.