From Hamilton Public Health Services
Subject: Community healthcare workers can now register for COVID-19 vaccination in Hamilton
All community healthcare workers (see list below) who live and/or work in Hamilton are can now register for COVID-19 vaccination. Once registered, individuals will be called for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, the appointments bookings are not allocated in order of registration, but rather are based on prioritization outline in the Province of Ontario’s COVID-19: Guidance for Prioritizing Health Care Workers for COVID-19 Vaccination. Healthcare workers will be contacted for an appointment in upcoming weeks or months as individuals become eligible. We appreciate your patience during this process.
Hospital workers should not register through this site but continue to use the process outlined by their employer.
Online registration is now available by visiting www.hamilton.ca/VaccineRegistration. Registration is a necessary first step prior to booking an appointment.
Once registered, the healthcare worker will be contacted to by phone to book their appointment and confirm the clinic location. Healthcare workers will be contacted for an appointment in upcoming weeks or months as individuals become eligible. Vaccine appointments will begin on Friday, February 26 at Hamilton Health Science’s fixed-site vaccination clinic. Please note, that community healthcare workers will be asked for proof of employment when arriving to receive their vaccination. If this this is not provided, they will not receive their vaccine. A list of accepted “proof of employment” examples will be included in the verification email at booking.
Registration is not currently available to the public. Information on registration for other populations will be available as we receive more information from the Province.
We are asking for your help to pass this message along today to your networks that have community healthcare workers.
For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine:
- Visit www.hamilton.ca/COVIDvaccines
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call the COVID-19 Hotline at (905) 974-9848, option 7
Who is eligible?
All health care workers are eligible. Staff working within a health care organization (e.g. physician’s office, clinic) are also eligible to register for vaccine. For the purposes of this vaccine prioritization, ‘health care worker’ is defined as:
- Anyone working or volunteering in a health care organization (includes regulated health professionals as well as staff not providing direct patient care such as cleaning, food or administration services)
- Any worker providing healthcare services or direct patient service in a setting outside of a health care organization
Health care workers in the following settings who live or work in Hamilton are eligible to register for COVID-19 vaccination:
- Adult day programs for seniors
- Assisted living
- Birth Centre
- Campus health / Student health centre
- Community based specialist
- Community diagnostic imaging
- Community Health Centre
- Correctional facilities
- COVID-19 Isolation Centre
- COVID-19 laboratory services
- COVID-19 Testing locations: Assessment Centre, mobile testing team, community testing location
- COVID-19 vaccination clinic
- Daycare/School health care worker
- Death investigation professionals
- Dental office
- Developmental Services
- Hamilton Fire Department
- Hamilton Paramedic Services
- Home and community care
- Hospice and palliative care
- Independent health facilities (e.g. Optometry, Opticianry, Podiatry, Audiology, medical and surgical specialists)
- Indigenous Community Health Centre
- Mental health and additions services
- Naturopathy/Holistic Care
- Needle exchange/syringe programs
- Non-acute rehabilitation and therapy clinics, including chiropractic, chronic pain, kinesiology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, registered massage therapy, acupuncture, other therapy)
- Nurse-Practitioner-led clinics
- Nursing agencies – contract
- Other health care services for Indigenous populations
- Other laboratory services
- Otolaryngology (ENT)
- Primary care clinics — such as physician’s offices, walk-in clinics
- Public health
- Residential facilities
- Respirology (Respiratory Therapy)
- Sexual health clinics
- Social Work
- Supervised consumption sites
- Supportive housing