Extended Heat Warning notification for the City of Hamilton HAMILTON, ON – The Medical Officer of Health for the City of Hamilton has initiated an Extended Heat Warning beginning on August 8, 2022. The Extended Heat Warning stays in effect until a cancellation notice is sent. Heat event is expected to continue today. Maximum temperatures are expected to be near thirty.Humidex values are expected to reach near 40.
Relief from humidity and cooler temperatures are expected on Tuesday. The City of Hamilton and participating community agencies are responding to the heat by offering “cool places” to go during all stages of a heat event. These locations can be identified by a “Cool Down Here” sign at the entrance. As part of the heat response plan regularly scheduled Open Swims at all City of Hamilton indoor and outdoor pools will be free of charge. There are many spray pads, additional cool places and outdoor pools across Hamilton. For more information visit www.hamilton.ca/heat Signs of heat exhaustion include heavy sweating, weakness, cold, pale and clammy skin, weak pulse, fainting and vomiting. If experiencing symptoms, seek help right away – call 9-1-1 if needed. Reduce your risk of heat-related illness by following these precautions:
* Drink plenty of water. Avoid drinking alcoholic and caffeinated beverages on hot days.
* Go to an air-conditioned place. Visit a designated cool place listed on www.hamilton.ca/heat<http://www.hamilton.ca/heat>
* Dress to protect from the heat. Wear lightweight, loose-fitting, light coloured clothing. Wear a hat or take an umbrella to keep your head cool and don’t forget sunscreen.
* Take it easy. Limit physical activities (walking, running, gardening, etc.) during the day. If rescheduling activities to dawn or dusk when it may be cooler, protect yourself with insect repellant as mosquitoes are more active at such times. Check labels to apply
* Cool off. Take a cool bath or shower.
* Keep your living space cool. Close your blinds or curtains. Open windows to let air circulate when using a fan.
* Never leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles. Temperatures in a car can become life threatening within minutes.
* Check on your neighbours and family.
Additional Resources Information about the Heat Alert and Response System visit www.hamilton.ca/heat. For tips on coping with the heat and places to cool off visit www.hamilton.ca/heat or call 905-546-CITY (2489). City of Hamilton Indoor and Outdoor Pool Locations and Schedules www.hamilton.ca/recreation. Information on how heat affects human health is available on the Health Canada website.
Monday, August 8, 2022 - 9:45am
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All clinics listed below are for people ages 5 and older. Walk-ins are welcome for 1st, 2nd and 3rd doses.
Mountain Vaccine Clinic LimeRidge Mall, 999 Upper Wentworth St., Hamilton Aug 8 1-7pm Aug 9-12 9am-3:30pm (Walk-in or Booked Appointments. Appointment required for 4th dose. Bookings also for children 6 months to age 5.)
Hamilton Public Library – Central 55 York Blvd., Hamilton Aug 9, 16, 23 and 30 9:30am-Noon (Bookings for children 6 months to age 5.) 1-3:30pm (Appointment required for 4th dose.)
Hamilton Public Library - Red Hill 695 Queenston Rd., Hamilton Aug 10, 17, 24 and 31 9:30-Noon and 1-3:30pm (Appointment required for 4th dose.)
Jackson Square 2 King St. W., Hamilton Aug 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26 and 27 10am-6pm Beside The Works, across from Booster Juice
East End Public Health Clinic 247 Centennial Pkwy N, Unit 8 Aug 11 9:30am-Noon and 1-3:30pm (Bookings for children 6 months to age 5.) Aug 18 and 25 9:30am-Noon (Bookings for children 6 months to age 5.) Aug 11 1-4pm and 5-7pm (Appointment required for 4th dose.) Aug 20 9:30am-Noon and 1-3:30pm (Appointment required for 4th dose.)
Harry Howell Arena 27 Hwy 5 W., Flamborough Aug 12, 19 and 26 9:30am-Noon (Bookings also for children 6 months to age 5.) 1-3:30 pm (Appointment required for 4th dose.)
St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church 440 King St. E., Hamilton Aug 12 12:30-2:30pm
Mountain Public Health Clinic 891 Upper James St., Unit 106A, Hamilton Aug 13 and 27 9:30am-Noon and 1-3:30pm (Appointment required for 4th dose.)
Chedoke Twin Pads Arena - Lower Level 91 Chedmac Dr., Hamilton Aug 18 and 25 1-4pm and 5-7pm (Appointment required for 4th dose.)
Canadian Japanese Cultural Centre of Hamilton 45 Hempstead Dr., Hamilton Aug 8 10am-6pm
Latino Festival (Gage Park) 1000 Main St. E., Hamilton Aug 13 11am-7pm
There is a 15-30 minute wait period after receiving your vaccination for monitoring; a designated area is provided.