Hamilton Vaccine Rollout

Published on April 02, 2021

MPP Donna Skelly


City of Hamilton Vaccine Rollout

I am writing to you to clarify some misinformation that’s been circulating regarding the vaccine supply in the City of Hamilton.

Hamilton is considered a COVID-19 hot spot, and contrary to comments made recently by some of our local elected officials, the Hamilton Public Health Department continues to receive a higher percentage of vaccine supply than its population would indicate.

Ontario’s vaccine rollout is continuing to ramp up. Over 350 pharmacies will be administering the AstraZeneca vaccine. To start, 21 pharmacies in Hamilton are offering the vaccine and gradually expanding to include 69 pharmacies.

Hamilton was also among the first health units to offer the AstraZeneca vaccine at doctor’s offices. Earlier this week, the Hamilton PHU began booking people aged 70 and over for vaccinations.

Thanks to the hard work of our dedicated frontline health care providers, Ontario’s vaccine rollout in mass vaccination, primary care and pharmacy settings has been a success.  

Everyone is encouraged to get vaccinated once it’s their turn. But, until we receive enough vaccines to vaccinate the majority of Ontarians, it’s critically important for everyone to continue following the public health measures.

Sincerely,

MPP Donna Skelly

(Flamborough-Glanbrook)