The following vaccines are offered to grade 7 students in September. These vaccines are free of charge and given by a public health nurse in the school.
At the beginning of the school year, all grade 7 students in Niagara are offered the hepatitis B and meningococcal vaccines.
Your child's teacher will send an information package home with him / her in September that includes a consent form and information sheet.
Clinic dates and times will be announced in your child's school newsletter / monthly school calendar and / or during school announcements. On these dates, a team of public health nurses travel to your child's school to give the vaccine.
If you have any questions or concerns, call 905-688-8248 or 1-888-505-6074 ext. 7425 or speak to your doctor.
Students entering grade 8 in the fall who have not completed their hepatitis B series or missed their meningococcal vaccine still have the option of completing these vaccines during grade 7 school-based immunization clinics.
Contact Public Health at 905-688-8248 or 1-888-505-6074 ext. 7425 to speak with a nurse about getting your child up to date or if you are unsure if the vaccination series was completed.
In order to get the best protection against Hepatitis B, your child will receive two doses -- one needle will be given in the fall and one in the spring.
One dose of the meningococcal vaccine (Menactra) provides protection against four types of meningitis (A,C,Y and W-135). This vaccine is given in fall.
Two doses of the HPV vaccine are given to healthy children, one in the fall, and one in the spring.
For more information, call 905-688-8248 or 1-888-505-6074 ext. 7425.
You have two options to get your HPV vaccination:
Students receive an information package with consent form from their school nurse in September.
Students must return the consent form signed by both their parent / legal guardian and themself.
If you do not consent to the vaccinations, indicate this on the form, sign it and return the form to the classroom teacher by the due date indicated.
All students must have proof of immunization for certain diseases.