Immunization Services in Schools

The NWHU checks to make sure that all children attending school have up-to-date immunizations according to the current publicly funded immunization schedule for Ontario and in accordance with the Immunization of School Pupils Act.

The regulations require that all students must have up-to-date immunizations, or medical/conscious exemptions in place for the following vaccine-preventable diseases:

  • tetanus
  • diphtheria
  • pertussis
  • polio
  • measles
  • mumps
  • rubella
  • meningococcal (varicella for those born 2010 and later)

Other routine vaccines offered in school-based clinics include Hepatitis B and Gardasil for Human Papilloma Virus protection.

Visit this link for fact sheets on all publicly funded vaccines.

School-based clinics are held regularly throughout the school year. Watch for consent forms and further information to be sent home with students prior to the scheduled clinic.

Grade Routine Vaccines School Clinic Dated
 
JK/SK 1. Combination vaccine:  tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, polio
2. Combination vaccine:  measles, mumps, rubella, varicella
Throughout the year
Grade 7 1. Hepatitis B - 2 dose series
2. HPV - 2 dose series

3. Meningococcal

1st dose Sept/Oct
2nd dose April/May

Sept/Oct

Grade 8
female students
   Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
-  2 dose series if started before 14th birthday

 
  Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
- 3 dose series for 14 years of age or older

2 dose series:
1st dose Sept/Oct
2nd dose April May

3 dose series:
1st dose Sept/Oct
2nd dose Nov/Dec
3rd dose April/May

Grade 9/10 Combination vaccine: tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis Throughout the year
 

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