Moderna vaccine pilot for individuals 18+ begins in Hamilton

The City of Hamilton is one of five regions that has started offering the Moderna vaccine to individuals 18 and over as part of a pilot program announced Wednesday. Other regions include Durham, Ottawa, Windsor-Essex and York.

“Ontario continues to expand eligibility and access at mass vaccinations sites, hospital clinics and pharmacies,” says the statement released from the Solicitor General. “The province is making significant progress with more than 5.5 million Ontarians vaccinated and is on track to have administered first doses to 65 per cent of Ontarians aged 18 and over by the end of May.

Sixty pharmacies located in hot spot areas across the regions have been chosen to take part in the pilot, including four in Hamilton.

Pharmacies include:

  • Shoppers Drug Mart (661 Upper James Street, L9C 5R8)
  • Rexall (640 Mohawk Road West, Unit 21, L9C 1X6)
  • Stone Church Pharmacy (25 Redmond Drive, L8W 3K7)
  • Sherman IDA Pharmacy (675 Rymal Road East, L8W 1B5)

To register for the vaccines you must call or visit their websites. Information, including hours of operation can be found on the Ontario COVID-19 pharmacy vaccine location website.

Individuals do not have to be residents of hot spot areas to register for the Moderna vaccine. While each location is receiving 150 shots per week.

Walk-in vaccine clinic

A walk-in COVID 19 clinic continues to run out of the David Braley Health Sciences Centre this weekend. Those who arrive must be 40+ and be registering for their first dose only.

The clinic will be open today until 6:30 p.m. and tomorrow from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.