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COVID-19 Vaccine for St. Joe's Staff, Physicians and Learners

COVID-19 vaccine for hospital staff, physicians and learners

Updated as of May 5th, 2021

Hospital staff, physicians and learners: Sign up to receive your COVID-19 vaccine

Effective Thursday, May 6, those healthcare workers who are registering for a COVID-19 vaccine for the first time will be booking directly through the Ministry of Health portal. The healthcare worker portal will no longer be used. This is a new single registration that will include booking an appointment.

What this means for those who have previously registered through the Healthcare Portal:

You now need to book through the provincial site directly by completing an attestation stating you are a healthcare worker (and therefore in an eligible group).

What this means for those booking a new appointment

As of May 6th, all eligible populations can book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment by clicking the orange button above. This includes hospital healthcare workers.

NOTE: You will need a Green Ontario photo health card and will be asked for an email address and/or phone number.

For those who do not have access to the internet or a computer, or do not have a valid Green Ontario photo health card, please call the Public Health Services COVID-19 Hotline at 905-974-9848, option 7 to book an appointment. Due to potential call volumes expected at the call centre, the City of Hamilton encourages everyone to self-register online if able to so, it's the quickest process to get an appointment. The hotline is trying to focus on those without health cards and those without computer access. These are all by-appointment only clinics, walk-ins are not permitted.

What you need to know

  • We encourage everyone to take the appointment you are given to get the vaccine as quickly as possible. 
  • Units will support the timing of these appointments as much as possible. If you are scheduled to work on the date/time of your vaccine appointment, please let your manager know as soon as possible.

Residual doses and “standby” list

Additionally, there will continue to be residual doses of the vaccine at the end of each day, and we will be calling some people on the standby list at the last minute to ensure there is no waste of the vaccine, so that we can vaccinate our hospital workers as quickly as possible.

Additional information

Vaccination is highly recommended for all staff, physicians, residents and learners for whom the vaccine is deemed safe. However, receiving the vaccine is voluntary.
Click here to download, print and read the consent form. You will be asked to sign the consent form on site. 
If you have any questions about receiving the vaccine, please connect with your healthcare provider in advance. If you have additional questions, the clinicians at the vaccination clinic will be available.

Please remember to bring your health card to your vaccination appointment.