McMaster welcomes a GO-VAXX bus to Hamilton this week

By Nathan Sager

Published on February 4, 2022 at 11:47 p.m.

Ontario’s mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic GO-VAXX will travel to the main campus of McMaster University in Hamilton on Thursday.

The clinic is open to McMaster students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the Hamilton community. Children aged five and over can be vaccinated at the clinic.

The GO-VAXX bus will be located in Parking Lot I at McMaster from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on February 10. However, it is necessary to book in advance. The Ontario booking portal will open at 8 a.m. on Wednesday (February 9) and appointments can be made through the Provincial Vaccine Contact Center at 1-833-943-3900.

Clinic staff will administer vaccines according to Ontario Ministry of Health guidelines. Anyone under 30 will get Pfizer and people 30 and older will get Moderna. However, this depends on Pfizer’s supply.

Those driving to the clinic should enter the McMaster campus from Cootes Drive or Main Street West and follow signs to Parking Lot I.

Those taking the Hamilton Street Railway transit should get off at the following bus stops:

  • Main St. W. across from Emerson St.
  • University Avenue in Forsyth
  • Main St. West to Leland St.

McMaster plans to resume in-person classes on Monday, after staying online for the first four weeks of the winter term due to the Omicron variant. A local chapter of the Canadian Union of Public Employees representing McMaster staff and an online petition started by students have raised concerns about the university’s health and safety plan.

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 fully accessible mobile immunization clinics.

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