Vaccines in local schools starting this week


The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in Waterloo region has entered a new phase with doses delivered to local schools starting this week with the goal of vaccinating children five to 11 years old before the holidays.

The Waterloo Region Public Health Unit has partnered with the Waterloo Region District School Board and the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.

Two types of vaccination clinics will be organized in local schools: after-school clinics and full-time school clinics.

According to a press release, no walk-in will be accepted. Appointments must be made on the region’s website.

The region also noted that parents or guardians must accompany children to clinics.

After-school vaccination clinics (4 p.m. to 8 p.m.)

• December 2: St. Peter’s Catholic Elementary School, 92 Avenue Road, Cambridge

• December 9 and 14: Wilson Avenue Public School, 221 Wilson Avenue, Kitchener

• December 15 and 16: Sunnyside Public School, 1042 Weber Street East, Kitchener

Full-time school vaccination clinics (9:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.)

• December 4: Queensmount Public School, 21 Westmount Road, Kitchener

• December 19 and 20: St. Bernadette Catholic School, 245 Lorne Avenue, Kitchener

• December 21 and 22: St. Anne Catholic School, 250 East Avenue, Kitchener

• December 23: Linwood Public School, 50 Pine Street, Linwood

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