COVID-19 Supports

Proof of vaccination

As of September 22, 2021, you will need to provide proof of vaccination to access certain businesses and settings.

If you still need your first or second dose of the vaccine, book now.

Get your proof of vaccination


How to book an appointment 

Learn about vaccine safety

Read the proof of vaccination guidance for businesses (PDF).


Ontario's Vaccine Distribution Plan

The COVID-19 vaccine is free for everyone in Ontario. All residents are encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as they can to ensure maximum protection against COVID-19. 

  • Anyone born in 2009 or earlier is eligible.
  • You can receive your second dose as early as the minimum interval after your first dose.
  • Find information about third dose eligibility.
  • Individuals who have received a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine outside of Ontario need to report the vaccine dose prior to their next dose.


Book a vaccination appointment by visiting Waterloo Region Public Health and Emergency Services or by calling 519-575-4400.

For questions concerning wait times or appointment confirmation, please contact Public Health.


Support for Businesses


Support for Students and Parents

The Childcare Access and Relief from Expenses (CARE) Tax Credit is being topped by 20% for 2021, which on average will provide families with $1,500. This credit can be claimed on your personal income tax return for 2021.


Support for People

Learn what financial, mental health and other supports are available during COVID-19.


Support for Workers

Need paid sick leave? Find out about the Ontario Worker Protection Benefit and apply for the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB).

Guidance for health care workers and others who are on the job.


Help Stop the Spread