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School Vaccination Information for Parents, Legal Guardians and School Administration

Vaccinations offered at schools

Public Health runs the Grade 7 immunization campaign and catch-up clinics for vaccines children need to attend school in Ontario at participating schools.

Vaccines received at a school clinic don't need to be reported to Public Health. Parents and legal guardians should report vaccines received from Public Health to their health care provider.

When buses are cancelled or schools are closed, school vaccination clinics will also be cancelled. Parents and legal guardians will be notified by their child's school if their school clinic is being rescheduled.

High school clinic schedule

Clinics start at 9 a.m. Students are welcome to attend the clinic at their school if they:

Students should bring their personal immunization record (yellow card) on clinic day. Students can only attend the clinic located at their own school.

Other ways to get missing vaccine(s)

If your child's school is not listed or your child can't attend the clinic at their school, find out where to get vaccinated.

Kindergarten registrants and students new to Ontario

Public Health doesn't require schools to collect and submit student vaccination records.

Parents and legal guardians of junior and senior Kindergarten registrants and students new to Ontario are asked to report their vaccinations to Public Health.

Immunization datasets

Niagara Open Data: Data is available for measles, mumps, rubella immunization, and diphtheria, tetanus and polio.

Search for immunization coverage and exemption rates by school.

2023 Clinic dates

Secondary school

Clinic date (9 a.m. start time)

A.N. Myer Secondary School Thursday, Feb. 9
Blessed Trinity Catholic Secondary School Monday, Jan. 16
Denis Morris Catholic High School Tuesday, Feb. 7
DSBN Academy Thursday, Feb. 16
E.L. Crossley Secondary School Monday, Jan. 16
Eastdale Secondary School Thursday, Jan. 12
École Secondaire Saint-Jean-de-Brebeuf Wednesday, Jan. 11
École Secondaire Franco-Niagara Friday, Feb. 10
Eden High School Wednesday, Jan. 11
Fort Erie International Academy Wednesday, Jan. 25
Full Bright High School Friday, Feb. 3
Governor Simcoe Secondary School Tuesday, Jan. 17
Great Lakes Christian High School Thursday, Feb. 9
Greater Fort Erie Secondary School Friday, Feb. 3
Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School Wednesday, Jan. 18
Kent Secondary School Friday, Jan. 20
Lakeshore Catholic High School Thursday, Jan. 12
Laura Secord Secondary School Monday, Feb. 6
Niagara Christian Collegiate Friday, Feb. 10
Notre Dame College School Wednesday, Feb. 8
Port Colborne High School Thursday, Jan. 19
Ridley College Tuesday, Jan. 24
Robert Land Academy Tuesday, Feb. 14
Saint Francis Catholic Secondary School Tuesday, Jan. 17
Saint Michael Catholic High School Monday, Feb. 13
Saint Paul Catholic High School Thursday, Feb. 16
Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School Tuesday, Feb. 14
Smithville District Christian High School Wednesday, Feb. 8
St. Catharines Collegiate Wednesday, Feb. 15
Stamford Collegiate Tuesday, Feb. 7
Thorold Secondary School Friday, Jan. 13
Vineridge Academy Friday, Jan. 27
Welland Centennial Secondary School Monday, Feb. 13
West Niagara Secondary School Wednesday, Jan. 18
Westlane Secondary School Monday, Feb. 6

Consent

In Ontario, the Health Care Consent Act sets out certain rules on when consent is needed for treatment and how it must be obtained. Parents and guardians are encouraged to discuss vaccination with their child before attending a clinic.

  • Health Care Consent Act
    This act sets out certain rules on when consent is needed for treatment and how it must be obtained. Vaccination is considered a treatment and requires consent.

    The consent must:
    • Relate to the treatment being proposed
    • Be informed
    • Be voluntary and not have been obtained through misrepresentation or fraud
  • Individuals who can give consent
    A person is capable of giving consent to vaccination if they both:
    • Understand the information that's important to making a decision concerning vaccination
    • Understand the consequences of a decision or lack of a decision.
  • Informed consent
    Consent is informed if before giving it, the person both:
    • Received information about the proposed treatment in the manner that any person in the same circumstances would require in order to make a decision
    • Received answers to their request for additional information about the proposed treatment.

    For more information, contact the vaccine team.

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