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COVID-19 vaccine registration now open for priority groups in Waterloo Region

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Pre-registration for COVID-19 vaccination is now available in the region for high-priority groups in Phase 1, according to Waterloo Public Health.

The agency says those in seniors’ congregate settings, Indigenous adults and those over the age of 80 are among the residents allowed to register.

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A spokesperson for Waterloo Public Health told Global News that those who register will then be called for an appointment as soon as one is available.

The agency says area residents can either register online or call the region’s Service First Call Centre at 519-575-4400.

However, the online option is recommended as the quickest way to register.

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The appointments will begin as early as this week and will continue based upon vaccine availability.
Waterloo Public Health says vaccinations of residents in area long-term care and high-risk retirement homes have almost been completed.

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“As vaccinations are completed and capacity is increased, we will continue to open up vaccination to more groups as quickly as possible,” stated Waterloo Regional Police Deputy Chief Shirley Hilton, who is heading the Waterloo Region vaccine distribution task force.

“Pre-registration will help us to maximize capacity and book people in as soon as possible.”

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