GO-VAXX mobile COVID-19 clinic coming to McMaster’s campus Feb. 15th

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A GO-VAXX mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinic is coming to McMaster’s campus on Wednesday, February 15th, 2023.

As the pandemic continues, public health officials are urging everyone to keep up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations.

The clinic is open to McMaster students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the Hamilton community.

Children under the age of five are not able to get a vaccine at GO-VAXX clinics. For information on options for vaccination of children aged six months to under five-years-old, please visit the City of Hamilton’s public health website.

Date: Wednesday, February 15th, 2023
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Outside Mary E. Keyes Residence

Appointments for the clinic can be booked through the province’s booking portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact centre at 1-833-943-3900.

Walk-ins will be accepted based on availability.

Please bring your Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) and/or University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) card with you to the clinic. International students, please bring physical, hard copies of previous vaccinations from other countries.

This clinic comes after several other COVID-19 vaccine clinics held on McMaster’s campus in recent months saw a strong response from the community.

The clinic will provide:

  • the Pfizer mRNA COVID-19 vaccine for adults and youth ages 12 and up
  • the Pfizer mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, including booster doses, for children aged five to 11
  • the bivalent Pfizer mRNA COVID-19 booster for all eligible populations

Read more about the COVID-19 vaccine and vaccine eligibility here.

Getting to the clinic

Please see this map of McMaster’s main campus for directions to Mary E. Keyes Residence.

Visitor parking is limited. Please see McMaster’s Parking Services website for more information about visitor parking. Those attending will be charged the visitor rate for parking.

Several Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) bus lines run onto and near McMaster’s campus. Please see their website for more information. GO Transit also services McMaster’s campus. Please see the trip planning tool for more information.

GO-VAXX mobile clinics are offered through a partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Metrolinx. GO buses have been converted to serve as mobile vaccine clinics and all clinics are fully accessible.

All COVID-19 safety precautions will be followed on board, including the required pre-vaccination screening and post-vaccination monitoring. Please do not attend if you have symptoms of COVID-19.

More information about vaccine eligibility and proof of previous vaccinations can be found on the Ontario Ministry of Health website. You can also call the Provincial Vaccine Information Line at 1-888-999-6488 (TTY 1-866-797-0007).

If you were vaccinated in another country/province and have questions about updating your health records, please contact Hamilton Public Health for more information.

Have questions about the paediatric COVID-19 vaccine? Contact the Provincial Vaccine Confidence Line at 1-833-943-3900, or visit COVID-19 Vaccine Consult Service to book a confidential appointment with a SickKids clinician.

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