School-Based Vaccine Catch-up Clinics in May

Written by admin, May 4, 2015

May 1, 2105 –  Students who missed the opportunity to receive the meningococcal vaccine or two doses of the hepatitis B vaccine in Grade 7 when they were offered in school can make an appointment to get the vaccine at Public Health in May.  Also, females who missed the opportunity to get all three doses of the human papillomavirus vaccine when they were in grade 8 can also call to make an appointment to get the vaccine at these clinics.  All three vaccines are free of charge.

In 2014, an additional vaccine was added to the list of vaccines required for children in school. Even though the meningococcal-C vaccine is administered to infants, the meningococcal ACYW-135 vaccine offered in grade 7 offers protection against more strains.  The meningococcal ACYW-135 vaccine is now required under the Immunization of School Pupils’ Act.

To check if your child received this vaccine in Grade 7 or 8, call Public Health at (705)743-1000.

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For further information, please contact:

Brittany Cadence
Communications Supervisor
705-743-1000, ext. 391