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Over 10,000 COVID vaccines administered through Hamilton Health Sciences

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Over 10,000 COVID vaccines administered through Hamilton Health Sciences

The first COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Hamilton was launched as a collaboration between Hamilton Health Sciences, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, Primary Care Physicians, and Hamilton Paramedic Services alongside Hamilton Public Health Services. (HHS)

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) says approximately 10,400 vaccines have been administered as of Friday (Jan. 15) through both the fixed-site and mobile clinic.

Beginning Saturday (Jan. 16), the Moderna mRNA vaccine will be incorporated into the existing vaccine supply.

Hamilton Health Sciences is expecting that vaccines will become available for more people in the winter and spring of 2021. Meanwhile, by end of 2021, the vaccine is expected to be available to everyone, free of cost.

“We are doing everything possible to fight this very significant second wave of the coronavirus pandemic,” said Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger. “That’s why we are first and foremost protecting our most vulnerable people, including people in long-term care facilities and high-risk retirement homes and those on the front lines of our COVID-response.”

According to HHS, the current mobile vaccination clinic that began on Jan. 10 has been extended through Jan. 20. The mobile clinic has been used to vaccinate all long-term care home residents and those living in high-risk retirement homes, including residents of homes that are currently in an outbreak.

To date, the mobile clinic has completed vaccination of the residents at the following facilities:

  • Idylewyld Manor
  • St. Peter’s Residence
  • Hamilton Continuing Care
  • Macassa Lodge, Shalom Village
  • The Village at Wentworth Heights
  • Arbour Creek
  • Grace Villa
  • Clarion Nursing Home
  • Lakeview Nursing Home and Alexander Place

The next step for the mobile vaccination clinic will begin on Jan. 21 with the vaccination of residents and staff in retirement homes.

Over the coming days, the mobile clinic team is scheduled to administer vaccines at the following locations:

  • Blackadar Continuing Care Centre and Retirement Residence
  • Dundurn Place Care Centre
  • Extendicare Hamilton
  • Regina Gardens LTC Residence
  • Baywoods Place
  • Heritage Green Nursing Home
  • Pine Villa Care Centre/New Village
  • Orchard Terrace Care Centre
  • Queens Garden LTC Residence
  • Deerview Crossing Retirement Residence and Wentworth Lodge

The current fixed-site vaccination clinic at Hamilton Health Sciences continues to take place and deliver vaccines to eligible priority groups as the supply is received from the provincial government. Walk-ins are not permitted.

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