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Vaccinations to continue after Pier 6 closes, minister says

Residents queue outside Pier 6 this week to receive their fourth Covid 19 shot. (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Coronavirus vaccinations will continue even after a Hamilton clinic shuts tomorrow, the health minister said.

Kim Wilson said the vaccination centre would be available at several other sites, including the former Crisson’s jewellery store on Front Street.

But people are likely to be charged for vaccines at doctor’s offices and pharmacies that provide the service.

Ms Wilson said: “After March 31, free vaccines will continue to be available at the Hamilton Health Centre.”

She added the health ministry would continue to give the fourth dose of the vaccine at the former Crisson’s art gallery on Hamilton’s Front Street from Friday between noon and 5.30pm.

Ms Wilson added: “As there is no convenient access for wheelchairs, clients who use wheelchairs should be accommodated by their physicians, or they can attend the Hamilton Health Centre.

She added the vaccine would also be available through participating physicians’ offices and participating pharmacies but a fee would be charged.

Ms Wilson said: “The Ministry of Health is confident that there is enough supply of Covid-19 vaccines to meet the current demand.”

But she said people who wanted vaccination or the fourth shot should register online as soon as possible or contact the vaccine hotline on 444 2498.

Ms Wilson added that parents who wanted to register 5-11-year-olds for the vaccine should visit gov.bm/vaccines and contact their paediatrician to arrange for the shot.

The Minister added that if a child did not have a paediatrician, parents should contact Hamilton Health Centre on 332-8906 for assistance in scheduling an appointment.

More information is available here.

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Published March 31, 2022 at 7:47 am (Updated March 31, 2022 at 3:24 pm)

Vaccinations to continue after Pier 6 closes, minister says

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