The addition of this age group means that 77.97 per cent of residents in the area now have at least one dose of the vaccine and about 74.99 per cent of Waterloo Region’s population is now fully vaccinated.
The clinics will run schools in the Waterloo Region District School Board and the Waterloo Catholic District School Board. The purpose of the clinics is to hopefully make vaccinations easier for parents and children as they will occur in a more comfortable setting.
The schools hosting after-school vaccinations clinics are:
St. Peter Catholic Elementary School in Cambridge (Dec. 2)
Wilson Avenue Public School in Kitchener (Dec. 9 and Dec. 14)
Sunnyside Public School in Kitchener (Dec. 15 and Dec. 16)
The schools hosting full day vaccination clinics are:
Queensmount Public School in Kitchener (Dec. 4)
St. Bernadette Catholic School in Kitchener (Dec. 19 and Dec. 20)
St. Anne Catholic School in Cambridge (Dec. 21 and Dec. 22)
Linwood Public School in Linwood (Dec. 23)
As of Dec. 1, Waterloo health officials have confirmed 20,914 total cases of COVID-19, and approximately 231 cases are considered active. There have been 307 COVID-related deaths in the region.