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The Region of Waterloo is hosting school vaccine clinics between December 2 – 23, 2021 across Waterloo Region to make it easier for 5-11 year olds to get vaccinated.
School vaccine clinics
Children aged 5-11 and their family members who still need a first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can book appointments at these school clinics. A parent/guardian must attend the clinic with their child. Evening and weekend appointments are available. Free parking is available on-site at all the clinics.
St. Peter Catholic Elementary School
92 Avenue Road, Cambridge
Thursday December 2, 2021 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Queensmount Public School
21 Westmount Road, Kitchener
Saturday December 4, 2021 9:15 am – 3:15 pm
Wilson Avenue Public School
221 Wilson Avenue, Kitchener
Thursday December 9, 2021 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday December 14, 2021 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sunnyside Public School
1042 Weber Street East, Kitchener
Wednesday December 15, 2021 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday December 16, 2021 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
St. Bernadette Catholic School
245 Lorne Avenue, Kitchener
Sunday December 19, 2021 9:15 am – 3:15 pm
Monday December 20, 2021 9:15 am – 3:15 pm
St. Anne Catholic School
127 Elgin St. North, Cambridge
Tuesday December 21, 2021 9:15 am – 3:15 pm
Wednesday December 22, 2021 9:15 am – 3:15 pm
Linwood Public School
50 Pine Street, Linwood
Thursday December 23, 2021 9:15 am – 3:15 pm
How to book an appointment?
To book an appointment for your child and any family members who still need a first or second dose of the vaccine, please visit the Region of Waterloo website: regionofwaterloo/GetaVaccine
These clinics do not take walk-ins, an appointment is needed.
Who can get the vaccine now?
Children between the ages of 5-11 are now eligible to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Anyone born in 2016 or earlier is eligible.
What vaccine will be given?
Health Canada has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children 5-11 years old. See the resources below for more information.