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Meningitis Clinics

Region of Waterloo Public Health offers the Meningococcal vaccine (Menactra) to all Grade 7 students. Information about the clinic locations and dates can be found on the Hepatitis B, Meningitis, and HPV Vaccine Schedule that has also been sent home to all Grade 7 parents.

NOTE: If your child in Grade 8 did not receive the Menactra vaccine at one of our community clinics during their Grade 7, please arrange that they attend one of the Public Health Clinics listed below. These are Drop-in clinics, no appointment is necessary.

Those unable to attend one of the Public Health Clinics can contact their local doctor or healthcare provider to access the vaccine free of charge and report it to Public Health.

99 Regina Street South, Waterloo 3:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 6
Wednesday, September 20
Wednesday, September 27
150 Main Street, Cambridge 3:30 - 7:30 p.m.
 Wednesday, September 13

For information about Meningitis, how it spreads and treatment, please check the Meningitis page.


Eligibility

  • All Grade 7 students in the Region of Waterloo are eligible to receive the Meningitis vaccine (Menactra), which protects students against Meningococcal types A, C, Y and W-135
  • Menactra is a mandatory vaccine for school attendance in the Region of Waterloo and the province of Ontario
  • Students who do not get this vaccine will be sent a reminder notice in Grade 8 to obtain the vaccine or they may face suspension from school
  • Those who are eligible and are unable to make it to a community clinic can contact their local doctor or healthcare provider to access the vaccine free of charge

Parents' Role

All students should discuss this immunization with their parents/guardians. Parents/guardians can provide information about any previous meningitis immunization, or any previous reactions to immunization. They are also encouraged to discuss their views on health and immunization.

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