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Due to school closures across Ontario in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, parents/guardians of children in Grade 7/8 are encouraged to connect with their child’s or family’s pediatrician, family doctor, or nurse practitioner to receive their vaccine series for Hepatitis B, Meningococcal Disease, or HPV that they would have otherwise received through the school-based immunization clinic.

It is recommended to obtain your child’s up-to-date immunization records from or call the Health Unit and take it to your appointment. When your child receives their vaccinations, remember to report and update your child’s immunization record online to ensure that we have the most up to date information.

For families unable to access these vaccines through a community healthcare provider, the WECHU is hosting a series of catch-up immunization clinics. Clinics are being offered at times convenient for families including afternoons and evenings, and in locations across the county and city. For details, call the Healthy Schools Vaccine Department at (519) 960 – 0231 or 1-(800)265-5822 ext.1222.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

The vaccinations that public health provides for free will protect your school-aged child against the following diseases:

The Meningococcal disease vaccine (Menactra) is a required vaccine according to the Immunization of School Pupil’s Act (1990.

The Hepatitis B and HPV vaccines are highly recommended.

Please take the time to review the Parent/Guardian Information Letter, School Immunization Fact Sheet, and School Immunization Consent Form sent home from your child’s school.

Please complete these School Immunization Consent Forms with a “yes” or “no” response.

Please note: This consent form is intended to be printed, filled out, signed, and returned to your child's school. Please keep the Fact Sheet for your information. 

If you require assistance with these forms, please call the Healthy Schools Help Desk at 519-258-2146, ext. 1555.

For further information on individual vaccines, please visit the Immunize Canada website.