News Release: Student Immunization Catch-Up Clinics To Begin
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Thursday, August 5, 2021 | 2:00 p.m. | Windsor-Essex County
As parents and guardians prepare to get their children ready for the upcoming school year, it is more important than ever that in addition to eligible students receiving their COVID-19 vaccine, that those born in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 also receive their vaccines for Hepatitis B, Meningococcal Disease, and HPV. Students can receive these vaccines through their family doctor, nurse practitioner, and other community healthcare providers and are encouraged to do so. For families unable to access these vaccines through a community healthcare provider, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is hosting a series of student immunization, catch-up clinics beginning on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 for those that are eligible.
Student immunization clinics for those born in 2006, 2007, 2008, or 2009 will be held by appointment only at:
Mackenzie Hall (Windsor)
3277 Sandwich St. W,
The event takes place between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The vaccines available at this catch-up clinic are Meningococcal conjugate ACYW-135, Hepatitis B, and Gardasil 9. Families can book an appointment for their child by visiting our online booking system or by calling the School Immunization Helpline at 519-258-2146 ext.1222.
If students have or plan to receive their COVID-19 vaccine, then an appointment to receive a vaccine for either Meningococcal conjugate ACYW-135, Hepatitis B, or HPV can only be scheduled 28 days after receiving their first or second COVID-19 vaccine dose. Students that receive other non-COVID-19 immunizations including Meningococcal conjugate ACYW-135, Hepatitis B, or HPV are required to wait 14 days before receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.
Public health measures will be in place for everyone's health and safety. Everyone in attendance at the catch up clinic is expected to:
- Wear a mask at all times.
- Sanitize hands with alcohol based hand sanitzer.
- Practice physical distancing from others outside of your household (at least 2 metres)