Vaccine centre opens at Health Services

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

On July 7 the following email was shared with graduate students


To: All employees and students

From: Vivek Goel, President and Vice-Chancellor   Charmaine Dean, Vice-President, Research and International

Date: Thursday, July 8, 2021

Subject: This email is for information and action


  • A vaccine centre for students, employees and their families will open at Health Services on July 12, 2021
  • You can now book an appointment by phone
  • More information to come about Waterloo Region Step 2 changes on Monday

Learn more about the on-campus COVID-19 vaccine centre.


Location details:
Health Services

Hours of operation: 
Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

If you are currently seeking a vaccine, we strongly encourage you to visit a vaccine centre as soon as possible: whether it’s our on-campus site or another vaccine centre in the region.

I am pleased to announce that the University of Waterloo will open a vaccine centre at Health Services for students and employees on July 12, 2021.

This is a positive step for the University and an important piece of our overall plans to support a safe and staged return to campus. An on-campus vaccine centre for students, employees, and their families will help more of our university community get vaccinated, which is critical as we work towards more in-person campus experiences in September.

I encourage everyone in our campus community to get their first or second dose as soon as possible. This advice follows that of local public health officials, the Ontario and Federal governments and the World Health Organization regarding how best to contain the pandemic and safely re-open our communities.

Please find more information below on how to schedule an appointment.

Lastly, with the recent announcement that Waterloo Region is moving into Step 2 on Monday, you can expect an update on this early next week.

Sincerely,Vivek Goel, CM

President and Vice-Chancellor

What kind of vaccine is being offered?

The vaccine available is Moderna, an mRNA vaccine that requires two doses 28 days apart.

Who is eligible to receive a vaccine at this site?

The vaccine centre is open to all students, employees, and family members of students and employees that are 18 years and older.

Please note: You must be free of COVID-19 symptoms and have completed the daily campus check-in to attend the centre for vaccination.

How do I learn more and book an appointment?

You must book an appointment in advance. Please call 519-888-4096 to book your appointment. Be prepared to provide the following information:

Full Legal name Student ID # (if applicable) Address (including postal code) Telephone number UWaterloo email address Health insurance information (Provincial Health card or UHIP information) Current vaccination status (partially vaccinated or not vaccinated) and the type of vaccination you received if applicable. If you are unsure of your vaccination status (obtained vaccinations in another country or are unsure if you are able to receive a vaccine), please visit call Public Health at 519-575 4400 or read about COVID-19 vaccine guidance from the Ministry of Health.

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