One-third of City of Hamilton employees have not disclosed COVID-19 vaccination status – Hamilton | The Canadian News

The City of Hamilton has released an update on the vaccination rate among its staff.

The city says that about 97 percent of employees who have provided proof of their vaccination status have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Roughly a third of the municipal workforce, however, did not report their status before the city council-approved deadline of Sept. 15.

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Those who have not provided proof of complete immunization status and do not have an approved exemption must attend a mandatory educational session.

Unvaccinated city employees will have until November 1 to receive two doses; otherwise, they will need to undergo regular COVID-19 testing.

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In terms of vaccination opportunities, the City of Hamilton and its healthcare partners say they will continue to bombard areas of the city with the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates over the next week.

The Carlisle, Waterdown and Red Hill Public Library branches are among the scheduled locations for walk-in mobile clinics, along with the Bernie Morelli, Huntington Park and Stoney Creek Recreation Centers.

Hours and full list of locations they are on the city website.

As of Friday, 81.7 percent of eligible Hamiltonians have received a dose and 74.8 percent are fully vaccinated.

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