Does your teen still need to start or complete their human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination series? Females born in grades nine to 12 and males in grades nine to 10 can still receive the HPV vaccine for free until they finish high school. 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:
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.
Other Clinic Options
You have two other options to get your child the free hepatitis B, meningitis and/or HPV vaccines:
Your child's teacher will send an information package home in the fall. Read the package to learn:
Consent forms need to be:
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.
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.
All students must have proof of immunization for certain diseases.