Education workers in high-risk Hamilton and Burlington neighbourhoods will be among the prioritized vaccine groups according to the provincial government — but only after staff at schools in high-risk Toronto and Peel neighbourhoods get it first during spring break.
The locations are among more than 700 being added to the rollout of shots at pharmacies across the province, which was announced on Sunday. The new sites include 20 in Burlington, 19 in Niagara and one in Brantford.
Vaccine waitlists are being used Haldimand-Norfolk and a hospital in Toronto, but not in Hamilton. Instead public health said local clinics only thaw out the number of vaccines needed for the number of appointments that are booked each day.
Hamilton reported 125 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, following 152 that were announced the day before. One more person who tested positive for the virus has died, bringing that total to 332.