School Vaccinations for Grade 7 Students

Does your teen still need to start or complete their human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination series? Book an appointment with your child's health care provider or at one of our clinics.

All students in grade 7 can get free vaccinations for:

  • Clinic Information

    School-based Clinics

    School-based clinics are held in all schools and vaccines are given by a public health nurse.

    The hepatitis B and meningitis vaccines are offered at all schools.

    The HPV vaccine is offered at most schools.

    • Check the information package your child brings home to confirm if the HPV vaccine is offered at your child's school clinic
    • If your child's school is not offering the HPV vaccine, they can still get the vaccine for free at another clinic

    Other Clinic Options

    You have two other options to get your child the free hepatitis B, meningitis and/or HPV vaccines:

  • Information Package

    Your child's teacher will send an information package home in the fall. Read the package to learn:

    • Information about the vaccines and the diseases they prevent
    • How to complete the consent form
    • If the HPV vaccine is available at your child's school

    Consent forms need to be:

    • Completed by the parent or legal guardian with your decision and signature
    • Signed by your child
    • Returned to the school
  • Catch-up Program

    Students entering grade 8 in the fall who have not completed their hepatitis B series or missed their meningococcal or HPV vaccine still have the option of completing these vaccines during the grade 7 school clinics.

    Contact Public Health at 905-688-8248 or 1-888-505-6074 ext. 7425 to speak with a nurse about getting your child up to date or if you are unsure if the vaccination series was completed.

  • How the Vaccines are Given

    Hepatitis B vaccine: This 2-dose vaccine is given in the fall and spring.

    Meningococcal vaccine: The single dose vaccine protects your child against four groups of the bacteria (A,C,Y,W-135).

    HPV vaccine: This 2-dose vaccine is given in the fall and spring 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.

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