Questions about COVID-19 vaccination for children and youth? Learn about COVID-19 vaccination in children and youth.
Find out what vaccines children need to attend school in 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.
School vaccination clinics were cancelled in spring 2020. Public Health is working to gradually resume school-based vaccine clinics. Contact your health care provider to discuss your child's vaccination needs. If you don't have one, contact a local walk-in clinic about vaccine availability.
School based clinics are held in schools and vaccines are given by a public health nurse.
In situations where buses are cancelled or schools are closed, school vaccination clinics will also be cancelled.
Vaccines received at a school clinic don't need to be reported to Public Health.
Hepatitis B, Meningococcal and HPV vaccinations are available for grade 7 children.
Public Health offers vaccination clinics in high schools across Niagara between January and March each year. These clinics are for secondary students who have received an Order for Suspension pursuant to the Immunization of School Pupils Act.
All clinics are held in the morning.
Students can only go to a clinic at the high school they attend. If a student is immunized at a high school clinic, no further action is required.
For information on consent about COVID-19 vaccine in children and youth, visit COVID-19 vaccination in children and youth. Niagara Region Public Health requires parental / guardian consent for children five to 11 years of age for the COVID-19 vaccine.
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:
A person is capable of giving consent to vaccination if they:
Consent is informed, if before giving it:
For more information, contact the Vaccine Team.
Some children under the age of 18 years may be able to consent to vaccination without parental consent. Refer to the information above and the Health Care Consent Act to determine persons who may or may not give consent.