Hamilton’s ongoing COVID-19 vaccination efforts have expanded further to include even more groups who are now eligible to book appointments.
As of today – Thursday, May 6th – individuals who are 50 years of age or older citywide, individuals with high-risk health conditions, and those in Group One who people who cannot work from home are able to book a vaccine.
Hamilton’s COVID-19 vaccination program expands to include adults aged 50+, individuals with high-risk health conditions, and individuals from “Cannot Work from Home – Group 1” effective Thursday, May 6.
— City of Hamilton (@cityofhamilton) May 5, 2021
The high-risk health conditions include individuals with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40; individuals receiving treatments that cause immunosuppression including chemotherapy or immunity-weakening medications; those with developmental disabilities; and one essential caregiver for individuals with conditions in this category.
Group One of people who cannot work from home includes the following categories:
- Elementary and secondary school workers, including teachers, custodial staff, bus drivers, and administrators
- Workers responding to critical events such as firefighters, police officers, special constables, children’s aid workers, and emergency management.
- Enforcement, inspection, and compliance workers such as bylaw officers, building inspectors, food inspectors, animal welfare inspectors, labour inspectors, border inspection officers.
- Childcare workers and foster care agency workers
- Food manufacturing and distribution workers
- Agriculture and farm workers
- Funeral workers
Eligible residents can book their COVID-19 vaccine appointments via the province’s online booking portal, or through the Public Health hotline at 905-974-9848, option 7.
Read the full release on the city website.