Youth Vaccine Initiative Information

Posted: June 7, 2021


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The Waterloo Region Vaccine Task Force is helping youth between the ages of 12 and 25 get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Getting youth the vaccine is important to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

Youth 12 – 17 years old

Youth between the ages of 12 and 17 can now pre-register for a COVID-19 vaccine. Youth and the family members they live with will be able to book a time for their first dose between June 7th and June 20th. Youth must be 12 years old at the time of their appointment. Youth will be able to get their second dose quicker than other people and are expected to get their second dose in August 2021. At this time, family members cannot get their second dose quicker unless they are part of another eligible priority group.

Health Canada has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for anyone 12 years of age and older. See the resources below for more information

Click here to pre-register for a COVID-19 vaccine

  • Please select "youth 12-17 years of age" as the priority group
  • Complete the form with the youth's personal information, family members do not need to complete a form.
  • When the youth gets their booking code, family members in the same house can use the same booking code to book a time for their first dose.

If you need help filling out the form, please watch the video about how to fill out the form, or ask someone you trust to help you. If you need extra support call 519-575-4400, support is available in over 200 languages. Deaf and hard of hearing (TTY): 519-575-4608.

You will get your booking code in the way you asked to get it when you filled out the form. Please check your JUNK/SPAM folder in your email regularly.

When you get your booking code, please book your time slot as soon as you can. If family members have already pre-registered with Region of Waterloo Public Health, they can make an appointment with the same booking code their youth received and delete any booking code they get later.

Youth between the ages of 12 and 17 need to book a time at a clinic that offers the Pfizer vaccine. Please select one of the clinics below when booking an appointment:

  • Cambridge Pinebush, Cambridge
  • Health Sciences Campus, Kitchener
  • The Boardwalk, Waterloo
  • Wellesley Clinic, Wellesley
  • New Vision FHT, Kitchener

Visit our COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Map to see where the clinics are.

Youth should bring their health card on the day of their appointment. If they do not have a health card, please bring another piece of identification that confirms who they are and has a number/code on it. To learn more about what to do before and after your appointment visit the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics in Waterloo Region page.

Youth 18 – 25 years old

Youth between the ages of 18 and 25 can pre-register for a COVID-19 vaccine. Public Health works through pre-registrations in order of eligibility. We will contact youth between the ages of 18 and 25 as soon as possible, but it may take 4-6 weeks before youth are contacted to book an appointment. Youth between the ages of 18 and 25 will be able to get their second dose quicker than other people though and are expected to get their second dose in August 2021.

Health Canada has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for anyone 12 years of age and older. The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is approved for anyone 18 year of age and older. See the resources below for more information

Click here to pre-register for a COVID-19 vaccine

  • Please select "adult 18-49 years of age" as the priority group, unless they are part of another eligibility group

If you need help filling out the form, please watch the video about how to fill out the form, or ask someone you trust to help you. If you need extra support call 519-575-4400, support is available in over 200 languages. Deaf and hard of hearing (TTY): 519-575-4608.

You will get your booking code in the way you asked to get it when you filled out the form. Please check your JUNK/SPAM folder in your email regularly. When you get your booking code, please book your time slot as soon as you can.

Youth between the ages of 18 and 25 can book a time at any of the clinics when booking an appointment. Visit our COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Map to see where the clinics are.

Youth should bring their health card on the day of their appointment. If they do not have a health card, please bring another piece of identification that confirms who they are and has a number/code on it. To learn more about what to do before and after your appointment visit the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics in Waterloo Region page.

Thanks for your continued support in keeping our community safe.