Pharmacists in Waterloo region have asked for permission to be able to offer COVID-19 vaccines in people’s homes to reach people who are home-bound. The region also has new initiatives to get more doses into arms, including a vaccine bus, drive-thru clinics and mobile pop-ups at businesses.
The Waterloo Region District School Board has issued an apology to students and communities 'who have been harmed' by the school resource officer program. The program, which saw police officers in area schools, was officially ended by the board last month.
Waterloo region officials say people in the community still have time to enjoy a two-dose summer. If people who haven't received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine got it this week, they could get a second dose before the end of August, the region says.
Ontario's optometrists have said they will withdraw services provided under OHIP, including eye exams, if the provincial government won't increase how much it pays for the services. Now, local politicians are calling for the province to negotiate before the Sept. 1 deadline.