People 70+ in Hamilton can start booking COVID-19 vaccination appointments this morning

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People in Hamilton 70 or older will be able to start booking their COVID-19 vaccine appointments this morning.

Starting at 8 a.m. people in the new age category can schedule an appointment to get a shot using the website or phone hotline.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says the move is being made ahead of schedule thanks to 'careful planning of everyone involved in the vaccine rollout.'

The province reports over thee-quarters of Ontario residents 80 or older have received at least one dose as of Saturday and over a third of residents between 75 - 79 have also received their first shot.

Originally, people 70+ would have been able to book their COVID-19 vaccine appointments starting May 1st.

The change will not be in effect in all areas of the province - only 11 Health Units were chosen:

  • City of Hamilton Public Health Services
  • Grey Bruce Health Unit
  • Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health
  • Lambton Public Health
  • Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit
  • Niagara Region Public Health
  • Ottawa Public Health
  • Peel Public Health
  • Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit
  • Timiskaming Health Unit
  • York Region Public Health