Get a Vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine is free for everyone in Ontario. All residents are encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as they can to ensure maximum protection against COVID-19. 

  • Anyone who has passed their 5th birthday is eligible for a first dose.
  • You can receive your second dose as early as the minimum interval after your first dose.
  • Anyone who has passed their 18th birthday is eligible for a third or fourth dose
  • 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.

Regional vaccination clinics

Cambridge Pinebush Vaccination Clinic, Cambridge

Hours of operation:

  • Every Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays)

Walk-ins:

  • 5-11 years old (first and second dose)
  • 12-17 years old (first and second dose)
  • 18+ years old (first, second, and third dose) 
  • Note: Select populations are also eligible for fourth/booster doses

Address: SmartCentres, 66 Pinebush Road, Cambridge, ON N1R 8K5

Accessible: 

  • This site is accessible
  • Wheelchairs are available on site
  • Interpretation service available by phone or video

First Nations, Métis and Inuit immunizers and cultural supports available. Visit our Resources for First Nations, Metis and Inuit page for more information.

Entrance: Enter through the entrance on the west side of the building.

Public transit: This site is accessible via Grand River Transit and MobilityPLUS. Visit the Grand River Transit website for all current route information.

Parking: Free parking is available on the west side of the building, close to the entrance.

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

The Boardwalk Vaccination Clinic, Waterloo

Hours of operation:

  • Seven days per week from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Walk-ins:

  • 5-11 years old (first and second dose)
  • 12-17 years old (first and second dose)
  • 18+ years old (first, second, and third dose) 
  • Note: Select populations are also eligible for fourth/booster doses

Address: 435 The Boardwalk, Medical Centre 2, Suite 106, Waterloo, ON N2T 0C2

Accessible:

  • This site is accessible
  • Wheelchairs are available on site
  • Interpretation service available by phone or video

Entrance: Enter through the north entrance (closest to Erb Street). Enter the doors under the green covered canopy where there is also an accessible curbside drop-off area.

Public transit: This site is accessible via Grand River Transit and MobilityPLUS. Visit the Grand River Transit website for all current route information.

Parking: Free parking is available on the north side of the building. Look for the Region of Waterloo water tower.

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

First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultural supports available.

Beechwood Vaccination Clinic (Walk-ins)

Hours of operation:

  • Saturday, January 22nd from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Monday, January 24th from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Monday, January 31st from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Walk-ins:

  • 5-11 years old (first and second dose)
  • 12-17 years old (first and second dose)
  • 18+ years old (first, second, and third dose) 
  • Note: Select populations are also eligible for fourth/booster doses

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

Accessible: Yes

Parking: Free parking is located onsite

Entrance: Enter through front doors located beside the parking lot.

Public Transit: This site is accessible via Grand River Transit and MobilityPLUS. Visit the Grand River Transit website for all current route information.

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

Wellesley Vaccination Clinic, Wellesley

Hours of operation:

  • Every Tuesday and Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Additionally, starting January 7th: Every Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Address: 3710 Nafziger Drive, Unit A, Wellesley, ON N0B 2T0

Accessible:

  • This site is accessible.
  • Two accessible parking spots available at the front of the clinic.

Entrance: Enter from Nafziger Drive

Public transit: This site is accessible via MobilityPLUS North Dumfries and Kiwanis Transit. Visit the Kiwanis Transit website for all current route information.

Parking: Limited, free street parking. Accessible parking is available at the front of the clinic.

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

150 Frederick Street Vaccination Clinic
Hours of operation:
  • Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Closed Saturday January 22nd

Walk-ins:

  • 12-17 years old (first and second dose)
  • 18+ years old (first, second and third dose)

Address: 150 Frederick St, Kitchener, ON N2H 2L9

Accessible: Yes

Parking: Free parking is located on the surface lot off of Ahrens Street. Please park in spots signed for the clinic.

Entrance: Enter through front doors on Frederick Street (clinic is located in the cafeteria).

Public Transit: This site is accessible via Grand River Transit and MobilityPLUS. Visit the Grand River Transit website for all current route information.

Vaccine type: Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech (30+ years old) and Pfizer-BioNTech (18 to 29 years old)

 KidsAbility Vaccination Clinics

KidsAbility offers sensory-friendly vaccinations clinics for children between the ages of 5-17 years old who need additional support when receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

The vaccination clinic also allows for the parents, caregivers, and other members of the household to book an appointment to receive their vaccine at the same time.

If your child requires additional support, contact Region of Waterloo for a referral form:

Fill out the booking request survey to book an appointment.

Learn more about the COVID-19 Vaccination Special Accommodation Clinic Program. 

  • 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.

Book an appointment

Appointments are required to receive a first, second, or third dose at a Regional vaccination clinic or school clinic. 

  • Book your appointment when you become eligible. Check if you are eligible for a second or third dose.
  • Your appointment for a second or third dose cannot be any earlier than the minimum interval between doses. If you do not meet the criteria when you go to the clinic, we cannot administer the vaccine.
  • New appointments are added based on clinic availability and vaccine supply. 

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Assistance with booking

Call our Service First Call Centre if you need assistance with booking a vaccine at a clinic. The Service First Call Centre does not book appointments for pharmacies.

  • Talk to a real person in over 200 languages (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.): 519-514-1499
  • Deaf and hard of hearing (TTY): 519-575-4608

Options to cancel an appointment

  • If you booked your appointment by phone, you can call 519-514-1499.
  • If you booked your appointment online, you can use the “cancel” option in the confirmation email or text message you received.
  • If you booked your appointment by phone or online, you can email us.

More options for getting a vaccine

First Nations, Métis and Inuit residents and their household members

Clinics are open for First Nations, Métis and Inuit residents who want to get the vaccine in a culturally appropriate setting. At all locations, cultural supports will be available to individuals with questions about health, culture and vaccine hesitancy. 

First Nations, Métis and Inuit immunizers and cultural supports are also available at Cambridge Pinebush Vaccination Clinic.

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

Mobile vaccination buses

Two mobile vaccination buses are bringing vaccines to priority neighbourhoods, work places, churches, shopping centres, festivals, markets and other locations to make it easier for those who still need a first or second dose of the vaccine.

  • Walk-in, no appointments required
  • Anyone born in 2009 or earlier is welcome to attend these clinics
  • Bring your Ontario health card or another piece of identification
  • Vaccine type: Moderna (30+ years old) and Pfizer-BioNTech (5 to 29 years old)

Pharmacies

The Province of Ontario is working with the pharmacy sector to offer vaccinations at select pharmacy locations in Waterloo Region. You must have an appointment to get vaccinated at a participating pharmacy. Contact a participating pharmacy near you to book an appointment.

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

Post secondary school clinics

Primary care providers and specialists

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, Moderna or AstraZeneca

  • 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
  • South Kitchener Family Medicine, 435 The Boardwalk - Suite 408, Waterloo
  • 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
  • Two Rivers Family Health Team, 350 Conestoga Blvd UNIT B12  Cambridge
    • Dr. Mekalai Kumanan
  • 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 Region Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic (Pioneer Drive), 123 Pioneer Drive, Unit 204, Kitchener
    • Paula Carere, Nurse Practitioner
  • Waterloo Region Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic (Water Street), 13 Water St N, Cambridge
    • Paula Carere, Nurse Practitioner
  • 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

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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

Grand River Transit and MobilityPLUS

Visit the Grand River Transit website for all current route information.

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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