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For Immediate Release
Friday, March 4, 2022| 11:00 a.m.| Windsor and Essex County


Beginning on Tuesday, March 8th, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) will be offering community catch-up immunization clinics for students in Grades 7 to 12 who have not started or completed their vaccination series for Hepatitis B, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), and/or Meningococcal Disease. Appointments are available at clinic locations in the city and the county during the weekdays, evenings, and weekends. COVID-19 vaccinations will also be available at the clinics for eligible populations as walk-ins only.

Clinics

Location:

Address:

Walk-In Hours for COVID-19 Vaccine:

Devonshire Mall Clinic

3100 Howard Ave., Windsor

Tuesdays:
11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Wednesdays to Saturdays:
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

WECHUs Leamington office

33 Princess St., Leamington

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays:
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Tuesdays and Thursdays:
11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Appointments for student catch-up vaccinations can be booked online at wechu.org/getimmunized or by calling 519-258-2146 extension 4500.

Prioritizing Immunizations Among Students in Grades 7-12

Ensuring that all eligible students in Windsor and Essex County complete their series of vaccines remains a high priority. In accordance with the publicly funded immunization program in Ontario, through the school-based immunization program, public health offers vaccines for Hepatitis B, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), and Meningococcal Disease to students in Grade 7 at no cost each year.

Throughout the pandemic, the WECHU has worked with local healthcare providers, including family doctors, nurse practitioners, and other community healthcare clinics, to ensure these vaccines are available to their patients at no cost, and this remains an option for families to update their child’s vaccinations. For families not able to access these vaccines through their healthcare provider, the WECHU encourages parent(s)/guardian(s) to book an appointment at one of the catch-up clinics to ensure that their child(ren)’s vaccines are up-to-date, as soon as possible. As part of the The Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA), the Meningococcal vaccine is required to attend school in Ontario. Although the Hepatitis B and HPV vaccines are not required, they are strongly recommended.

If students have already received their missing immunizations, parent(s)/guardian(s) should submit this information to the WECHU. Updated immunization information can be reported securely online at immune.wechu.org or by calling 519-258-2146 ext. 1222. If parent(s)/guardian(s) are not sure whether their child is up to date on their immunizations, they can e-mail the WECHU at csh@wechu.org or call 519-258-2146 ext. 1222.

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