School Vaccine Clinics: Dates, Times and Locations

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.

This message contains information on the following:

  • School Vaccine Clinics: Dates, Times & Locations
  • How to book an appointment?
  • Who can get the vaccine now?
  • What vaccine will be given?

Please see directly below for information about a special online parent information session being held on Thursday, December 2, 2021:

When: Thursday, December 2, 2021 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Zoom Meeting Link

  • Webinar ID: 925 5066 5739

  • Passcode: 136870

School Vaccine Clinics: Dates, Times & Locations

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 Elementary 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 Elementary School

250 East Avenue, Kitchener

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.

Thank you for your continued support in keeping our community safe.

November 30th, 2021|

IMPORTANT!! Vaccine Information Session for Parents/Guardians of Children (5-11)

Vaccine Information Session for Parents/Guardians of Children (5-11)

Presenter: Dr. Kelly Grindrod, Associate Professor from the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy

Date: December 2, 2021

Time: 7- 8:30 p.m.

Zoom Meeting Link

There will be an opportunity to ask questions following the presentation.


Vaccines are an important tool to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and allow families to safely resume normal activities.

Although children and youth are less likely to get very sick from COVID-19 they can still:

  • Get sick from COVID-19
  • Be infected and not have any symptoms
  • Spread COVID-19 to others
  • Experience longer-term effects if they do get infected

COVID-19 vaccines authorized by Health Canada are safe, reliable, and can help protect you, your family, and our community from COVID-19. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines.

This webpage will be updated when additional information about COVID-19 vaccines for children becomes available.

Can my child get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Children born in 2016 or earlier are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Find information about how to get a vaccine.

A Parent’s Guide to Vaccination (available in 13 languages)

November 29th, 2021|

Special Message from the Director of Education – Important COVID-19 Updates

Dear WCDSB Community,

We hope that you continue to be well and that you have had a healthy and enjoyable fall season.  We are pleased that, for the most part, our schools continue to be safe and healthy places for learning to prosper.  We have not been without our challenges this fall, but with a few exceptions, our COVID-19 case counts have remained quite low and we are so grateful to both our staff and our families for working hard to follow all the necessary guidelines and precautions.

This letter once again brings a few very important updates of which we would like you to be aware as they are important to your understanding as to how things are unfolding and precautions we wish to continue to enforce, so that we may continue on a safe, healthy and positive path as a community.

Vaccination

As you have no doubt heard in the media, vaccination for children ages 5-11 is now ready to be rolled out in the province and within Waterloo Region.  The Chief Medical Officer of Health for the Province and local Public Health offer us the guidance, as the experts, that this is our best defense against COVID-19.  It will assist in keeping our children healthy, as well as all those with whom they have contact.  Vaccinations will be available at Public Health vaccination sites, community hubs, local pharmacies and at a few school pop-up sites (of which you will be informed when they are occurring).  A parent’s approval will be required for any child 5-11 to be vaccinated and any school-based sites will happen after hours.  Parents can begin making appointments as of today.

As a parent you may have questions about the vaccine for children 5-11 year old’s.  Our local Public Health Unit is sponsoring a virtual parent information session, via Zoom, on Thursday Dec 2nd, from 7 – 8:30 p.m.  The presentation, along with a question-and-answer session, will be given by Dr. Kelly Grind rod, Ontario College of Pharmacists Professor in Pharmacy Innovation and Associate Professor, University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy.  We would encourage any parent who still has questions about the vaccine to attend this session.

Rapid Antigen Testing for Students over Christmas Break

On November 18th, the provincial government announced that over the Christmas Break rapid antigen screen kits will be provided to any and all students who wish to take home 5 tests to be administered every few days between Dec 23rd and Jan 4th, so that we are better assured a safe and healthy return to school in January 2022, and a safer, healthier coming together with Friends and Family over the Christmas Season.

Sports / Athletics

As reported in previous letters, we have been pleased to see the return of athletics and sport to our schools and for inter-scholastic play to have returned for those age 12 and older.  The criteria to play is full vaccinati