HAMILTON, ON – Sep 17, 2021 – First vaccinations, then valuable paperwork.
Hamilton Public Library and Hamilton Public Health Services are making the first steps easier with mobile pop-up vaccine clinics throughout the city — including several at Hamilton Public Library branches.
The second step is now easy with a streamlined print and laminate service at each of HPL’s 23 branches. The service launches Tuesday September 21.
Print proof of vaccination using a public computer or use HPL’s Wi-Fi and send your vaccination proof(s) to a branch printer using your mobile phone, laptop or tablet. Laminators are now at each site to protect vaccination certification paperwork for the long-term.
And it’s all free. You don’t need a library card (but getting an HPL card does open a world of discovery.)
Dedicated phone lines with a direct connection to Hamilton Public Health Services staff are also now installed at every library branch to assist people who don’t have a green Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) card or have questions about their vaccine certificate(s).
HPL Staff are available to help with any part of the process.
Information regarding the provincial proof of vaccination initiative and regulations is available at www.hamilton.ca/ProofofVaccination.
“The Library is working with City of Hamilton Public Health to make it easy to follow updated public health guidelines," says Paul Takala, Chief Librarian, Hamilton Public Library. "Vaccines and proof of vaccination will get us out of the pandemic and bring us closer to normal. Library and Public Health Staff are available for questions and to help Hamiltonians get vaccinated and print and laminate proof of vaccination.”
There are many locations in Hamilton for community members born in 2009 and earlier to get their first and second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, such as primary care-led clinics, mobile pop-up clinics and local pharmacies. Vaccines can be accessed both on a walk-in basis at many of these locations or by booking an appointment. Information regarding walk-in options, booking an appointment and frequently asked questions are available at hamilton.ca/GetYourVaccine.
“I'd like to extend a sincere 'thank you' to our partners at Hamilton Public Library for assisting the community in printing the vaccine receipts. Ensuring that everyone in Hamilton has access to this information is important as the proof of vaccination initiative kicks off next week.” says Dr. Elizabeth Richardson, Medical Officer of Health, City of Hamilton. “The proof of vaccination initiative put in place by the provincial government is another step in keeping the community safe and COVID-19 transmission low.”