Get a Vaccine

As of now, children 6 months to 5 years of age can book an appointment to receive the first of two doses of the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19. Parents who want to get their children vaccinated can schedule an appointment at a Regional vaccination clinic through the Provincial COVID-19 Vaccination Portal using the blue button below, or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900 (TTY for people who are deaf, hearing-impaired or speech-impaired: 1-866-797-0007).

Parents may also connect with participating pharmacies within the Region to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment. A list of participating pharmacies may be found below.

Book your child's COVID-19 vaccine (6 months - 5 years old)
on the Provincial COVID-19 Vaccination Portal

Individuals ages 5+ may walk-in at Regional vaccination clinics
as capacity allows

The COVID-19 vaccine is free for everyone in Ontario. All residents are encouraged to get the number of doses they are recommended to receive as soon as they can to ensure maximum protection against COVID-19. 

COVID-19 Vaccine eligibility

Who is eligible for the first and second dose

Anyone who is six months and older is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine

The Ministry of Health is recommending an interval of eight weeks between first and second doses. There is emerging evidence that longer intervals between the first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines result in more robust and durable immune response and higher vaccine effectiveness.

If you received Moderna, Pfizer or AstraZeneca , or Novavax as your first dose, you may receive a second dose of Pfizer or Moderna eight weeks (56 days) after your first dose to complete the primary series, or as directed by your health-care provider.

Please note, in Ontario, the AstraZeneca vaccine is not available for first or second doses.

Those who do not wish to receive an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine series or booster can receive the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine via their Primary Care provider or local Pharmacy. The Novavax vaccine is a two-dose recombinant protein subunit vaccine authorized for adults 18 years of age and older. 

For some persons who are moderately to severely immunocompromised, the primary series is three doses to complete. See the below Immunocompromised specific drop-down menu for more information. 

Mixing vaccine types for the second dose

If you received an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) for your first dose, you can safely take either Moderna or Pfizer for your second dose for strong protection. Both Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are authorized for use in Canada and use a similar mRNA technology, so the vaccines are safe to mix. This is consistent with recommendations provided by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization and with practices within several provinces.

Who is eligible for a first booster dose (third dose)

Ages 5 – 11

  • Not currently eligible for a booster dose (third dose)

For children ages 5-11 who are moderate to severely immunocompromised, please see our immunocompromised specific drop-down menu for more information.

Ages 12 – 17

  • May schedule a first booster (third dose) (Pfizer recommended) at a recommended interval of six months (168 days), or a minimum of three months (84 days), after a second dose
  • For immunocompromised youth please see our Immunocompromised specific drop-down menu

First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals, and Health care workers 16+ 

  • May receive a first booster dose (third dose) three months (84 days) after completion of their primary series 
  • May schedule a booster (third dose) appointment at a recommended interval of five months (140 days), or a minimum interval of three months (84 days) after a second dose

Mixing vaccine types for the third or booster dose

If you received an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) for your second dose, you can safely take either Moderna or Pfizer for your third dose for strong protection. Both Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are authorized for use in Canada and use a similar mRNA technology, so the vaccines are safe to mix. This is consistent with recommendations provided by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization and with practices within several provinces.

If you received AstraZeneca for your second dose, a booster dose of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) is recommended.

Who is eligible for a second booster dose (fourth dose)

Ages 5 – 17

  • Not currently eligible to receive a second booster dose (fourth dose)

Ages 18+ 

  • May schedule a second booster (fourth dose) appointment at a recommended interval of five months (140 days), or a minimum interval of three months (84 days) after a first booster (third dose)

For those who are moderate to severely immunocompromised, please see our immunocompromised specific drop-down menu below for more information.

Immunocompromised three dose primary series

A third dose may be administered as part of the primary series at a minimum of eight weeks (56 days) after the second dose for individuals six months of age or older with the following qualifying medical conditions:

  • Individuals receiving active treatment (e.g., chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy) for a solid tumour or hematologic malignancies
  • Recipients of solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy
  • Recipients of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T-cell therapy or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within two years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy)
  • Receiving dialysis (hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis)
  • Individuals with moderate to severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Individuals with stage 3 or advanced untreated HIV infection and those with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • Individuals receiving active treatment with the following categories of immunosuppressive therapies: anti-B cell therapies (monoclonal antibodies targeting CD19, CD20 and CD22), high-dose systemic corticosteroids, alkylating agents, antimetabolites, or tumour-necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors and other biologic agents that are significantly immunosuppressive.

Eligible immunocompromised individuals aged:

  • 18 years and over should get a second booster (fifth dose) five months (140 days) after their first booster (or a minimum of three months or 84 days)
  • 12 to 17 years old should get a second booster (fifth dose) six months (168 days) after their first booster (or a minimum of three months or 84 days)
Can I receive a COVID-19 Vaccine after recently testing positive? 
Individuals who have recently tested positive for COVID-19 may learn more information on intervals between infection and immunization by visiting the National Advisory Committee’s on Immunization website. 
What if I received a COVID-19 vaccine outside of Ontario? 
Individuals who have received a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine outside of Ontario need to report the vaccine dose prior to their next dose. 
Does my child require my consent before receiving the vaccine? 
For information about consent and children's vaccines, check our COVID-19 Vaccines for Children page. 

Pharmacies

There are over 150 pharmacies in our region providing COVID-19 vaccines. Appointments are required. Please contact a participating pharmacy near you to book an appointment.

Vaccine type: Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech (30+ years old), Pfizer-BioNTech (5 to 29 years old), Moderna (2 to 5 years old)

Pharmacies offering vaccines for children 2 - 5 years

Pharmacy NameAddress/Contact Information
Activa Pharmacy

192 Activa Avenue, Unit #7, Kitchener

519-954-4800

Frederick Mall Pharmacy

385 Frederick Street, Kitchener

519-745-4700

Frederick Pharmasave

450 Frederick Street #200, Kitchener

226-647-2700

Lancaster Wellness

493 Lancaster Street West, Kitchener

519-745-4444

NorthPark Pharmacy

99 Northfield Drive East, Unit #100, Waterloo

519-885-7000

Parkway Pharmacy

509 Park Street, Waterloo

519-569-7347

Shoppers Drug Mart 720

115 Dundas Street North, Unit #1, Cambridge

519-623-5920

Sobeys Pharmacy #7218

450 Columbia Street West, Waterloo

519-880-9145

Primary care providers and specialists

Clinic/Physicians names and locations

Patients of these practices who are eligible for the vaccine need to book their appointment directly with their primary care provider. 

Vaccine type: Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna

  • ARCH Clinic, 1770 King St East Unit 5, Kitchener
  • Beechwood Health Clinic, Suite 7, 420 Erb St. W. Waterloo
    • Dr. Keith Burk
  • Cambridge Medical Associates, 34 Blair Road, Cambridge
    • Dr. Diane Humphrey
  • Centre for Family Medicine (Joseph Street), 25 Joseph Street (corner of David and Joseph Streets), Kitchener
  • Centre for Family Medicine (The Boardwalk), 435 The Boardwalk, Suite 404, Waterloo
    • Dr. Fuss, Dr. Pefanis, Dr. Yee
  • Centre for Family Medicine (Victoria Street), 10 B Victoria Street South, Kitchener
  • Consumption and Treatment Services - Sanguen Health Centre, 150 Duke Street West, Kitchener
  • Coronation Family Physicians, 182 Pinebush Road Suite 201, Cambridge 
  • Delta Coronation Family Health Organization, 201 - 614 Coronation Boulevard, Cambridge
    • Dr. Ayoub, Dr. Bal, Dr. Gupta, Dr. Singh
  • Dr. Fikry and Dr. El Boreky Medicine, 149 Union St East, Waterloo
  • Dr. Jonathan Peet, 445 Beechwood Pl, Suite 104, Waterloo
  • Dr. Kathleen Bedrosian, 430 The Boardwalk, Suite 305, Waterloo
  • Dr. S. Paikatt, Pediatric Center, 456 Dundas Street North, Cambridge
  • Dr. T. Borys, Dr. Toews, Dr. J. Borys, 5-100 Highland Rd. W. , Kitchener
  • Dunbar Family Practice, 350 Hespeler Rd, Unit 5, Cambridge
    • Dr. Adam Wilson, Dr. Beth Vallieres
  • Elmira Family Health Organization. 2 Park St W, Elmira
    • Dr. Mickey Norris and partners
  • F. Jhaveri Medicine Professional Corporation, 902- 570 University Avenue East, Waterloo

    • Dr. Jhaveri
  • Forbes Park Medical Centre  (Forbes Family Health Organization), 26 Forbes Street, Cambridge
  • Frederick Street Family Medicine (formerly Tannery Medical Centre), 450 Frederick Street, Unit 202, Kitchener
  • Grandview Medical Centre FHT, 167 Hespeler Road, Cambridge
  • Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre, 44 Francis Street, Kitchener
  • KW Walk In Clinic, 110 The Boardwalk, Kitchener
  • Lancaster Medical, 493 Lancaster Street W, Unit 101, Kitchener 
    • Dr. Yeung, Dr. Nartey, Dr. Maidment
  • New Vision Family Health Team, 421 Greenbrook Drive, Kitchener
  • Pulse Family Practice, 203-435 The Boardwalk, Waterloo
  • Robert J. Ghali Medicine Professional Corporation, 525 Belmont Avenue Suite 208, Kitchener
    • Dr. Robert Ghali
  • Rodney Bruce Medicine Professional Corporation, 102-520 University Avenue West, Waterloo 

    • Dr. Bruce
  • Sanctuary Refugee Health Centre, 310 King Street East, Suite 203, Kitchener
  • Spruce Medical, 318 Spruce Street, Unit 106, Waterloo
    • Dr. Vandana Kumari
  • SRS Medical Centre at The Boardwalk (Kitchener-Waterloo Family Health Organization), 430 The Boardwalk, Suite 310, Waterloo
    • Dr. Naik, Dr. Sehl, Dr. Seibel
  • St. Jacob's Urgent Care Centre, 820 King Street North, Waterloo
    • Dr. Alanna May and Dr. Ade Teriba
  • University Downs Family Practice, 425 University Ave East, Waterloo
    • Dr. Jennifer Yoo, Dr. Doris Winfield, Dr. Shamim Tahira

  • Waterloo Region Family Health Organization, 430 The Boardwalk, Suite 306, Waterloo
    • Dr. Dixon, Dr. Pellow, Dr. Reimer 
  • Waterloo Walk In Clinic, 170 University Avenue West, Waterloo

  • Waterloo West Medical, 430 The Boardwalk (Medical Centre 1), Suite 204, Waterloo 
    • Dr. Mills, Dr. Guzar, Dr. Sambrook, Dr. Weymes, Dr. Wilhelm
  • Weber Family Health Organization, 301-450 Frederick St, Kitchener
    • Dr. Shahzad Bhatty
  • Wellesley Centre for Family Medicine, 3742 Nafziger Road, Wellelsey
    • Dr. Finn, Dr. Dignam
  • Wellesley Centre for Family Medicine, 3710 Nafziger Road, Unit A, Wellesley
    • Dr. Jones
  • Woolwich Community Health Centre, 10 Parkside Drive, St. Jacobs
    • Dr. Huyen Pham

Regional vaccination clinics

99 Beechwood Road, Cambridge

Walk-ins only ages 5+

  • Wednesday, August 31 from 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. 

Address: 99 Beechwood Road, Cambridge, ON N1S 3S1

Vaccine type: Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech (30+ years old), Pfizer-BioNTech (5 to 29 years old)

30 Christopher Drive, Cambridge  

Hours of operation (ages six months to under 5 years - by appointment)

  • Saturday, August 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Walk-ins

  • Those ages 5+ can walk in at Regional vaccination clinics as capacity allows. 

Address: 30 Christopher Drive, Cambridge, ON N1R 4R4 

Vaccine type: Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech (30+ years old), Pfizer-BioNTech (5 to 29 years old), Moderna (6 months to 5 years old)

99 Regina Street, Waterloo  

Hours of operation (ages six months to under 5 years - by appointment)

  • Sunday, August 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Monday, August 22 from 1:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 23 from 1:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Monday, August 29 from 1:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 30 from 1:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Walk-ins

  • Those ages 5+ can walk in at Regional vaccination clinics as capacity allows. 

Address: 99 Regina Street South, Waterloo, ON N2J 4V3 

Vaccine type: Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech (30+ years old), Pfizer-BioNTech (5 to 29 years old), Moderna (6 months to 5 years old)

Anishnabeg Outreach    

Walk-in clinics for those who self-identify as First Nations,  Métis and Inuit and their immediate household. Willing to have non-indigenous community members. 

Hours of operation:

  • Friday, August 19 from 9:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
  • Friday, August 26 from 9:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
  • Friday, September 2 from 9:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Address: 236 Woodhaven Road Kitchener, ON N2C 1V5

Vaccine type: Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech (30+ years old), Pfizer-BioNTech (5 to 29 years old), Moderna (6 months to 5 years old)

Ayr Curling Club

Anyone six months and older is welcome to attend this clinic. Walk-in, no appointments required.

Hours of operation:

  • Wednesday, August 31 from 1:45 to 8:15 p.m.

Address: 210 Northumberland Street, Ayr, ON N0B 1E0 

Vaccine type: Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech (30+ years old), Pfizer-BioNTech (5 to 29 years old), Moderna (6 months to 5 years old)

Breslau Community Centre

Anyone six months and older is welcome to attend this clinic. Walk-in, no appointments required.

Hours of operation:

  • Tuesday, August 30, from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m.

Address: 100 Andover Drive, Breslau, ON N0B 1M0

Vaccine type: Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech (30+ years old), Pfizer-BioNTech (5 to 29 years old), Moderna (6 months to 5 years old)

Maryhill Heritage Park

Anyone six months and older is welcome to attend this clinic. Walk-in, no appointments required.

Hours of operation:

  • Thursday, August 18 from 1:15 to 3:15 p.m.

Address: 58 St. Charles Street East, Maryhill, ON N0B 2B0 

Vaccine type: Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech (30+ years old), Pfizer-BioNTech (5 to 29 years old)

North Dumfries Community Complex

Anyone six months and older is welcome to attend this clinic. Walk-in, no appointments required.

Hours of operation:

  • Thursday, August 25 from 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Address: 2958 Greenfield Road, Ayr, ON N0B 1E0

Vaccine type: Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech (30+ years old), Pfizer-BioNTech (5 to 29 years old)

Wellesley Community Centre

Anyone six months and older is welcome to attend this clinic. Walk-in, no appointments required.

Hours of operation:

  • Wednesday, August 24 from 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Address: 1000 Maple Leaf Street, Wellesley, ON N0B 2T0

Vaccine type: Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech (30+ years old), Pfizer-BioNTech (5 to 29 years old)

Wilmot Recreation Complex

Anyone six months and older is welcome to attend this clinic. Walk-in, no appointments required.

Hours of operation:

  • Wednesday, August 17 from 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Address: 1291 Nafziger Road, Baden, ON N3A 0C4

Vaccine type: Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech (30+ years old), Pfizer-BioNTech (5 to 29 years old)

Woolwich Memorial Community Centre 

Anyone six months and older is welcome to attend this clinic. Walk-in, no appointments required.

Hours of operation:

  • Tuesday, August 16 from 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Address: 24 Snyder Avenue South, 2nd Floor, Elmira, ON N3B 1Z1

Vaccine type: Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech (30+ years old), Pfizer-BioNTech (5 to 29 years old)

 

Sensory Safe Accommodations

If your child between the ages of 5-17 requires special accommodations during their COVID-19 vaccination, please connect with your family doctor or pharmacy.

Libraries vaccination clinics

Kitchener Public Library

Kitchener Central Public Library

  • Wednesday, August 10 from 1:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Address: 85 Queen Street North, Kitchener, ON N2H 2H1

Waterloo Public Libraries

Waterloo Public Library - Main Library

  • Friday, August 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday, August 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday, August 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Address: 35 Albert Street, Waterloo, ON N2L 5E2

Cambridge Public Libraries

Idea Exchange Hespeler

  • Thursday, August 18 from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 25 from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m.

Address: 5 Tannery Street East, Cambridge, ON N3C 2C1

 

Idea Exchange Old Post Office

  • Wednesday, August 17 from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 24 from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m.

Address: 12 Water Street South, Cambridge, ON N1R 3C5

  • Bring your Ontario health card or another piece of identification when you go to the vaccination clinic.
  • Accommodation of a support person may be provided to those requiring assistance.
  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19, do not attend the clinic. Please call 519-575-4400 and follow their instructions.

More options for getting a vaccine

Home-based COVID-19 vaccination program

Region of Waterloo Public Health has expanded criteria for home-based vaccination to include anyone having difficulty accessing the COVID-19 vaccine at a regional vaccination clinic, doctor’s office or pharmacy.

The expanded criteria includes situations like the following:

  • Individual is unable to leave their home for appointments due to physical limitations or health-related issues
  • Individual has missed mobile vaccination opportunities in their neighbourhood and would find it challenging to access the vaccine elsewhere
  • Individual experiences difficulty accessing transportation (includes people who live in remote areas)
  • Individual requires privacy or discretion for vaccination

These individuals can be referred to Public Health for the home-based vaccination program. Complete the Retirement Home and Homebound Vaccination Request form.

Vaccine type: Pfizer-BioNTech

Post secondary school clinics

GO VAXX bus

Learn at this link where and when GO-VAXX buses and mobile indoor vaccine clinics will be providing COVID‑19 vaccines.

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Report vaccine received outside of Ontario

The Province recently announced that proof of immunization is required to verify the COVID-19 vaccine product received outside of Ontario or Canada. Complete the form to report vaccines received outside of Ontario to Public Health.

Report vaccine received outside of Ontario form

Once you have submitted the form, Public Health will contact you to inform you that your health record has been updated.

Individuals with a green photo health card can log into Ontario’s portal to download or print your receipt. If you have received both vaccines outside of Ontario, and you do not have a green photo health card, you cannot obtain a vaccination receipt on the portal or from the Public Health Unit at this time.

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Transportation to get a vaccine

Accessible Transportation

Visit the Waterloo Wellington Healthline website for a list of public transportation services, community organizations, and private companies.

Non-accessible and Volunteer Transportation

Visit the Waterloo Wellington Healthline website for a list of transportation services.

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What to expect when you get a vaccine

  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19 do not get your vaccine.
  • Take your regular medication and eat your meals as usual (we recommend eating something before you come).
  • Wear a loose-fitting top or a t-shirt so the immunizer can easily access your arm.
  • Wear your mask or face covering. If you do not have one, one will be provided to you at the door.
  • Dress for the weather. You may have to wait in line.
  • Please plan for 30 minutes to an hour for your vaccination.
  • Bring your health card (OHIP) or any government-issued photo ID if you do not have a health card to confirm your appointment.
    • If you do not have a valid health card, please bring an alternate piece of identification. This can be anything that confirms your identity and has a number/code assigned to it.
  • Review the vaccine after care information sheet that tells you what to expect after vaccination.

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