The Region of Waterloo has announced that the list of people who are eligible to get a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine has expanded.

In a press release, the region revealed that, starting on Tuesday, anyone who is over the age of 12 will be able to pre-register for a vaccine appointment.

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Residents can pre-register by visiting the Region of Waterloo website. Once you have signed up, it could take around four to six weeks to be contacted for an appointment.

On May 5, Health Canada officially approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for kids between the ages of 12 to 15 across the country.

However, the Ontario government has not expanded eligibility to this age group across the province. On Monday, the government announced that essential workers such as grocery employees and restaurant staff can now book through the province's online booking system.