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School Vaccinations for Grade 7 Students

Public Health has resumed some school-based vaccination clinics and public health clinics for students in grades 7-10. Students who have not started or finished their school program vaccines can contact their health care provider about vaccine availability. If you don't have a health care provider, contact a local walk-in clinic.

All students in Grade 7 can get free vaccinations for:

The brand of vaccine products available may vary depending on availability.

Students who missed their opportunity to receive the grade 7 vaccines may still be eligible for any missed doses. The Ministry has extended eligibility for certain age groups.

Eligibility for missed doses
Vaccine Current eligibility Impacted cohort for missed doses Impacted cohort remains eligible for missed doses until

Hepatitis B vaccine

Grades 7 to 8 Students born in 2006 or 2007

Eligible cohorts for HB vaccination affected by COVID-19 (including birth years 2006-2009) will have the opportunity to complete their vaccination series beyond Aug. 31, 2022.

Human Papillomavirus vaccine

Grades 7 to 12 Female students born in 2002 or 2003. Male and female students born in 2004.

Aug. 31, 2023
(must complete series)

Meningococcal vaccine
Grades 7 to 12 and those born in or after 1997 Not applicable Remains eligible until vaccine is received

Call your doctor's office to confirm eligibility to receive these free vaccine(s). For questions, contact the vaccine team or your doctor.

How the vaccines are given

Hepatitis B vaccine: This 2-dose vaccine is typically given six months apart.

Meningococcal vaccine: This single dose vaccine protects your child against four groups of the bacteria (A,C,Y and W-135). It is a different meningitis vaccine than what is given at 12 months of age.

HPV vaccine: This 2-dose vaccine is typically given six months apart to protect your child against nine strains of HPV (6 , 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, 58).

For hepatitis B and HPV, immunocompromised individuals may require a 3-dose series. For more information, call a public health nurse at 905-688-8248 or 1-888-505-6074 ext. 7425.

Immunizations required for all students

All students must have proof of immunization for certain diseases.

Students are not required to get a COVID-19 vaccine to attend school. However, eligible children and youth are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated. For more information, visit COVID-19 vaccination in children and youth.

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