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Vaccine pre-registration starts Thursday for adults 50+ in high-risk neighbourhoods

Including those who live in Vanier/Rockway, Country Hills, Alpine/Laurentian, Victoria Hills/Cherry Hill and Shades Mills
Medical Centre 2 The Boardwalk
File photo of the Medical Centre 2 at The Boardwalk in Waterloo. The location of one of the region's vaccination clinics

Starting on Thursday, April 8, adults 50+ who live in high-risk neighbourhoods that have been identified by the Province with local input can begin to pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine. These high-risk neighbourhoods have been identified throughout Waterloo Region based on the incidence of COVID-19 and the social determinants of health.

Adults 50+ who live in any of the following high-risk neighbourhoods in Waterloo Region can pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine: Vanier/Rockway, Country Hills, Alpine/Laurentian, Victoria Hills/Cherry Hill and Shades Mills.

“Opening vaccine pre-registration to adults 50+ in high-risk neighbourhoods is one other way we are supporting local priority populations,” said Shirley Hilton, Deputy Chief for Waterloo Region Police Service and head of the Waterloo Region Vaccine Distribution Task Force. “This furthers the work already being done by the Task Force to increase access to vaccines for high-risk groups, including Indigenous, refugee and newcomer, migrant worker, individuals experiencing homelessness or vulnerably housed individuals who live in Waterloo Region.”

The Region of Waterloo COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force is also working closely with priority groups to increase access to vaccines through a variety of clinic options, including bringing pop-up and mobile clinics to high-risk neighbourhoods. 

Members of the public who are 50+ and live in one of the identified high-risk neighbourhoods are strongly encouraged to pre-register for the vaccine, and when they receive notification that it’s their turn to book an appointment, to do so right away.

The fastest way to pre-register for the vaccine is on the Region of Waterloo website: COVID-19 Vaccination Pre-registration.

Anyone who needs help to pre-register online is encouraged to reach out to a family member or friend for help. The quickest way to get an appointment is to provide an email or text (mobile phone number) when pre-registering for the vaccine. 


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