This Version Posted: October 7, 2021
Protect your child from vaccine-preventable diseases.
The Health Unit will be providing three vaccines (non-COVID-19 ones) to Grades 7 and 8 students during the 2021/22 school year. Public Health Nurses will be at local schools in late Fall 2021 to provide first doses, and again in Spring 2022 to provide second doses of these vaccines.
The vaccines being offered protect against the following diseases:
- Meningitis (Men C-ACYW-135) – This vaccine is required to attend school. It is different from Meningitis C vaccine that your child may have received as a baby.
- Hepatitis B (HB)
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
Please complete the Consent Form for School-Based Vaccines and return to your child’s school as soon as possible.
To help your child on clinic day, make sure they eat a good breakfast, bring a lunch, and wear a loose sleeved shirt. Students can also bring something to distract them like music, a book or a game. You can let them know that the needle may feel like a pinch in the upper arm and should only last for a few seconds.
If you have further questions, call the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577 ext. 1507.