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People aged 40 plus in 'hot spot' Hamilton communities can get vaccinated now

People aged 40 and over who live in five "hot spot" communities in Hamilton are now eligible to get vaccinated.

119 new cases and 2 deaths reported in Hamilton on Tuesday

Residents eligible due to their postal code have to show proof of their address when arriving for their appointment.  (Kate Dubinski/CBC)

The city has expanded eligibility for certain 'hot spot' communities in Hamilton to allow people aged 40 and over to get vaccinated. 

The change applies to two postal code areas that were identified by the provincial government, as well as three others that have been identified locally by Hamilton Public Health. 

The hot spots include: L9C, L8W, L8L, L8N, L9K.

People aged 40 and over that live in these eligible postal codes can get vaccinated at any of Hamilton's large-scale or mobile pop-up vaccination clinics by appointment only, according to a city media release. Walk-ins aren't permitted. 

Residents have to show proof of their address when arriving for their appointment.

How to book

Bookings at a mobile pop-up clinics can be made by calling the Hamilton Public Health COVID-19 hotline at 905-974-9848, option 7. 

The city is asking people calling for an appointment to be patient and call back if lines are busy. 

Here are the dates and locations for two upcoming mobile vaccination clinics where people aged 40 and over in hot spots can get vaccinated: 

  • Salvation Army Meadowlands, located at 187 Stone Church Rd. W., on April 30, May 1 and 2. The appointments run from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
     
  • Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre, located at 876 Cannon St. E., on April 30, May 1 and 2. The appointments run from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

Provincial expansion

The change comes on the same day that the provincial government also dropped its age eligibility for 114 designated hot spots. Ontario expanded eligibility to residents of some areas aged 45 and over. 

Locally, that includes L2G (Niagara), L8W and L9C (Hamilton), and L9E (Milton.) People aged 45 and over who live in these areas can book through the province's online provincial portal. 

As of Thursday, the province will also extend eligibility to child care workers in licensed child care settings. These appointments need to be booked through the province, and eligible workers need to show a letter from their employer. 

In a release, The City of Hamilton says "appointment availability through Hamilton's large-scale clinics is limited at this time. More appointments will be available in the system early next week."

Two new outbreaks

Hamilton reported 119 new cases on Tuesday and two more deaths. 

One person who died was in their 80s and the other person was in their 60s, according to the city data. There have been 355 deaths in the city since the start of the pandemic. 

There have been 16,582 total cases. Of these, 1,558 are active and 86.8 per cent have recovered. 

There are two new outbreaks. Three staff have tested positive at Kushies Baby, and two patrons and one staff member have tested positive as linked to the YWCA Downtown Hamilton Childcare Centre. 

The outbreak declared Monday at Coppley Limited has now been linked to the B117 variant, which was first discovered in the U.K. 

The outbreak at Green Mountain Lodging Home, which had 12 residents and one staff member test positive, has been declared as over. One person died. 

The following outbreaks have also ended:

  • 2126 Rymal Road East Construction Site with 22 cases. 
  • Flynn Canada Ltd. with two cases. 
  • Hamilton Police Service's Investigative Division at 100 Wilson Street with two cases. 
  • Friends of Jesus Christ Ministries of Greater Hamilton and Burlington with five cases. 

The city's average number of cases per day has dropped again and sits at 147. 

Hamilton Health Sciences is caring for 111 patients that have the virus, of which 44 people are in the ICU. St Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton is caring for 46 COVID-19 patients. 

Brant

Brant has recorded 29 new cases. There are 306 active cases in the county, according to its online data.

There have been 2,629 cases overall and 17 deaths. Sixteen people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19. A total of 2,306 cases are resolved.

There have been 47,454 doses of the vaccine administered. 

Haldimand-Norfolk

There are 291 active cases of COVID-19 in Haldimand and Norfolk. The counties have recorded 2,212 cases throughout the pandemic.

Forty-one deaths are considered COVID-related and 1,875 people have recovered. 

There have been 36,372 doses of the vaccine administered.

Niagara

Niagara reported 101 new cases on Tuesday. Three more people have died, bringing deaths in the region to 390. 

Niagara has seen 13,406 cases through the pandemic, including 2,740  cases that are active and 10,276 resolved. 

There have been 167,581 doses of the vaccine administered to Niagara residents.

Halton

Another 124 people in Halton were reported as having COVID-19 on Tuesday, for a total of 14,644 cases since the start of the pandemic. 

There have been 210 people who have died and 13,573 people who have recovered. 

Thirty-six of the new cases were in Burlington. The city has 264 active cases and has seen 52 deaths. 

There have been 3,332 cases in Halton that were a COVID-19 variant. 

Six Nations

Six Nations of the Grand River has recorded 25 active cases of COVID-19. There have been 486 total cases and 451 are resolved. Ten people have died. 

There have been 14 B117 cases, and 21 more cases that screened positive and require confirmation as a variant of concern. 

One person is in hospital. 

Six Nations is in alert level black of its colour-coded framework.

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