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Waterloo Region COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration open for people 45+ in priority neighbourhoods

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Waterloo Public Health says residents over the age of 45 in certain high-priority neighbourhoods will be allowed to pre-register for a COVID-19 vaccination on Wednesday.

The agency says people born prior to 1977 and live in four Kitchener areas, Vanier/Rockway, Country Hills, Alpine/Laurentian and Victoria Hills/Cherry Hill as well as Shades Mills in Cambridge and Columbia/Lakeshore in Waterloo are all eligible to pre-register.

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On Tuesday morning, the province announced it was opening vaccinations for those 45 and up in 114 high-risk neighbourhoods which it had designated as hotspots.

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In Waterloo Region, those actually only include areas within the N2C postal code but a spokesperson for the task force told Global News that some factors led to the inclusion of differing areas.

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“Other neighbourhoods were added based on community engagement, local social determinants of health and COVID-19 case data,” spokesperson Sharon Ord said in an email.

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The task force says it is also working with priority groups to look for ways to increase access to vaccines high-priority neighbourhoods.

The agency recommends pre-registering through the region’s website.

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