UW Opens Kitchener COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic, While Assessments Continue on Waterloo Campus
The University of Waterloo Health Sciences Campus Clinic for COVID-19 vaccinations has opened in Kitchener, at the corner of King Street South and Victoria Street South. The large clinic, led by the Centre for Family Medicine, is an integral part of Region of Waterloo’s vaccine rollout strategy, and will run from March 15 to the end of August. The vaccination clinic works by appointment only based upon eligible priority groups. Several core partners support the clinic, including the Region of Waterloo Public Health, the Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre, the Andrew St. Family Health Centre, McMaster University and the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy.
"I am so proud that the University and our School of Pharmacy are partnering with the Centre for Family Medicine and Region to meet the challenge of vaccinating our community,” said Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo. “I am grateful to the team of Waterloo faculty members, students and employees for their efforts to help our region. The University will continue to find other ways to partner with the Region on the rollout of vaccines as our entire community works together to overcome COVID-19."
While the Kitchener vaccination clinic’s doors have just opened, on the Waterloo campus the University of Waterloo’s Health Services continues to run a COVID-19 Testing Assessment Centre. The centre is available to University students, employees, post doctorate students, and family members (one year and older) living in the same household.
Members of the aforementioned groups showing COVID-19 symptoms or who qualify for testing according to set criteria (have been exposed to a confirmed case of the virus, as informed by their public health unit or exposure notification through the COVID-19 app; are a resident or worker in a setting that has a COVID-19 outbreak, as identified and informed by their local public health unit; or are eligible for testing as part of a targeted testing initiative directed by the Ministry of Health or the Ministry of Long-Term Care. Ontario Health will continue to notify Assessment Centres of any targeted testing) are invited to use the COVID-19 Assessment Registration Form to register for an appointment. Once registered online you will be contacted with an appointment date and time.
For more information about the University of Waterloo COVID-19 assessment and vaccination services, visit uwaterloo.ca.
All vaccination clinics in Waterloo region are by appointment only. Residents who belong to one of the eligible priority groups can pre-register for the vaccine on the Region of Waterloo website. The Region's website indicates that call volumes are high, and that online pre-registration is encouraged. Please call only if you are in an eligible priority group and need help to complete the form. To speak with someone 24 hours a day/7 days a week in over 200 languages please call: 519-575-4400. Deaf and hard of hearing (TTY): 519-575-4608.