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Immunizations, also called vaccinations or shots, help prevent serious illnesses and diseases.

Here you will find information about immunization services available at schools, vaccine fact sheets and other resources.


Services

Grades 7 to 8:

  • School Immunization Clinics

Here you can find your school immunization schedule for Hepatitis B, and HPV vaccines. Hepatitis B, and HPV are optional, but highly recommended vaccines given in Grade 7.

Note: 2016/17 will be the last year that Grade 8 girls will be offered HPV vaccination through the school program. This is due to the shift of the program to the Grade 7 year.

Meningococcal is now a mandatory vaccine for school attendance, given in Grade 7. If this vaccination is not complete by the end of Grade 7, a letter will be sent home in Grade 8 to remind students to have this completed. If not completed, a student may face suspension from school. 

Meningococcal vaccinations will be offered through evening community clinics throughout the Region. These clinics will be held at local high schools and will run from 3:30pm to 7:30pm. Here you can find local clinics in your area.

Grades 7 to 12:

If your student has missed the chance to receive vaccinations at school due to illness, absence or special circumstances, they have multiple options to access vaccinations. Students can:

  1. Access all vaccinations through their family doctors office
  2. If a student does not have a family doctor, they can contact Public Health to access Catch Up clinics. Please call our Service First Call Centre at 519-575-4400 for more information and to book an appointment.

Students remain eligible for publicly funded Hepatitis B vaccine until they enter Grade 9 and they can access HPV vaccination until the end of Grade 12. 


Curriculum Resources

Grades K - 12:

Grades 7 - 8:


Fact sheets, guidelines, legislation, definitions...

Here you will find vaccine fact sheets and brochures for vaccine preventable diseases.


Resources for Teachers to Support Parents


Public Health Reports

Click here for updated statistics and reports related to Immunization.

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