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 immune.wechu.org 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, a vaccination appointment can be booked at our Windsor (1005 Ouellette Ave.) or Leamington (33 Princess St.) office using the following ways:
- Online Booking System
- By Phone: 519-258-2146 ext.1222 (School Immunization Helpline)
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 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.
For School Administrators:
The following documents can be downloaded and printed for families of Grade 7 and 8 students that are not able to complete the consent form online.
- School Immunization Consent form
- School Immunization Consent Form-French
- Ontario's Grade 7 school immunization program
If you require assistance with these forms, please call the Healthy Schools Help Desk at 519-258-2146, ext. 1222.
For further information on individual vaccines, please visit the Immunize Canada website.