COVID-19 Vaccinations for Indigenous Adults and Family Members

Based on the Hamilton region, here is the latest information on how to book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment for you and your household members.

COVID-19 Vaccination Update

Effective April 7, fourth doses became available in Ontario for people 60+, and for Indigenous persons 18+, with an OPTIMUM interval of 5 months (140 days) from a third dose, but available at a MINIMUM interval of 3 months (84 days).

Best practice supports waiting 5 months (140 days) for best long-term immunity which we encourage.

 

Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised Individuals

  • Moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals aged 12 and older who received a 3-dose primary series are recommended to receive a fourth (booster) dose after completion of the 3-dose primary series
  • The recommended interval is 6 months (168 days) after the third dose if 12-17 years of age or ≥3 months (84 days) after the third dose if 18+.

 

Already had the Covid 19 Virus?

  • It is best to discuss your specific situation with your healthcare provider prior to receiving the covid vaccine following a covid infection
  • Individuals age 12+ who have two doses of the vaccine and get COVID-19 are recommended to receive their booster dose (third dose) 3 months after their symptoms started or 3 months after receiving a positive test result if they didn’t have symptoms
  • Emerging evidence indicates that a longer interval between a COVID-19 infection and vaccination is associated with better antibody responses to COVID-19 vaccines.

 

All appointments will take place at De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre located at 678 Main St. East in Hamilton, Ontario. This clinic administers the Pfizer vaccine.

 

Please call to book an appointment in Hamilton: 905 544-4320.

 

To book a vaccine, you must meet the following requirements

  • Be at least 12 years of age
  • Self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Metis, Inuit), OR
    • Live in the same household as an Indigenous person
    • Be a caregiver for an Indigenous person
    • Work directly with Indigenous communities

Please call to book an appointment in Hamilton: 905 544-4320

Please make sure that you are eligible for vaccination before booking your appointment. Vaccination will be denied at the time of appointment if eligibility requirements are not met.

 

For up-to-date listing of all Hamilton vaccine clinics:  https://www.hamilton.ca/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccination

 

 

Miigwetch, Nya:weh, Thank you!