May 31st, 2021
The Waterloo Region Vaccine Task Force is working to make sure that our youth can be safe to learn for September 2021.
Who can get the vaccine now?
Youth who are 12-17 years old in Waterloo Region and their family members who live in the same house can pre-register for a COVID-19 vaccination to get their first dose appointments between June 7 and June 20.
- Youth must be 12 years old by the time of their appointment.
- We expect that youth will be able to get both their first and second dose for full vaccination before the 2021/22 school year.
- Family members may have to wait the regular time between their first and second dose unless they are part of another eligible priority group.
What vaccine will youth get?
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is approved by Health Canada for anyone 12 years of age and older.
- COVID-19 Vaccines for Youth
- Child and Youth COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet
- COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs
- Dr. Kelly Grindrod, University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy “How mRNA vaccines work”
Youth must pre-register
Pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine on the Region of Waterloo Public Health website.
- Select which group you belong to: “youth 12-17 years of age”
- Complete the pre-registration form with the youth’s personal information
- Family members do not need to pre-register
- When the youth receives their booking code, family members living in the same household will be able to use the youth’s booking code to book an appointment for themselves.
Youth can be vaccinated at 1 of 5 clinics in Waterloo Region
Youth must book an appointment at a vaccination clinic that offers the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Choose one of these clinics when booking an appointment to make sure there is Pfizer vaccine available for youth:
- Cambridge Pinebush, Cambridge
- Health Sciences Campus, Kitchener
- The Boardwalk, Waterloo
- Wellesley Clinic, Wellesley
- New Vision FHT, Kitchener
For clinic locations, visit our COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics in Waterloo Region Map.
Youth should bring their health card on the day of their appointment. If they do not have a health card, please bring another piece of identification that confirms who they are and has a number/code on it.
To learn more about what to do before and after your appointment visit the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics in Waterloo Region page.
Get vaccinated if you are eligible
The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) encourages all who can to pre-register to receive their vaccine from Region of Waterloo Public Health. This is an important opportunity to prioritize the health of all in our community.
We are asking anyone who is eligible, including education workers, to make sure they are pre-registered on the Region of Waterloo Public Health website.