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Last Edited/Reviewed: March 14, 2024

What is the school-based immunization program?

The school-based immunization program consists of three publicly funded vaccines provided to students in Grade 7 at school. The program is delivered by public health nurses in Ontario at no cost. The three vaccines are:

*The Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA) requires all students to receive the Meningococcal (Men-C-ACYW) vaccine or have a valid exemption on file with Peterborough Public Health.

More information about these vaccines and the diseases they protect against can be found in the:

Can I still get these vaccines if I missed them in grade 7?

The school-based immunization program was not offered in schools for 2 years due to COVID-19. Many students have missed some or all of these vaccines.

Students who missed the Men-C-ACYW vaccine remain eligible until the vaccine is received.

The Hepatitis B and HPV vaccines are available at no cost for students up to the end of Grade 12 and may be a two-dose or a three-dose schedule depending on age.

Individuals who have recently finished high school may still be eligible to receive the Hepatitis B and HPV vaccines. We recommend you contact Peterborough Public Health if you finished high school after the start of the pandemic and did not complete your vaccine series. You can check or update your child’s Immunization Records here.

Peterborough Public Health provides catch-up clinics at our office located at 185 King St. Peterborough. Appointments are required and can be booked online or by calling 705-743-1000, ext. 331.

Vaccines received with your Health Care Provider

Many health care providers in the area have been assisting with school-based vaccine catch up for their patients and most have forwarded these records to Peterborough Public Health. If your child received some of these vaccines with their health care provider, you can confirm and/or update your child’s immunization record using the online portal.

If you have questions about the school-based vaccine program please call 705-743-1000, ext. 242.


School Immunization Clinics:

School immunization clinics will be held twice during the 2023-2024 school year.

Large schools have two days for each round.

The second round of school clinic dates in alphabetical order by school name:

Adam Scott Intermediate School
Friday, April 26
& Monday, April 29

Apsley Central Public School
Monday, March 25

Chemong Public School
Tuesday, May 7

Children’s Montessori School
Tuesday, March 26

Crestwood Intermediate School
Monday, May 27
& Wednesday, May 29

EC Monseigneur-Jamot
Thursday, May 2

Highland Heights Public School
Tuesday, April 9

Immaculate Conception CES (Peterborough)
Thursday, May 16

James Strath Public School
Friday, May 10
& Monday, May 13

Kaawaate East City Public School
Thursday, May 23
& Friday, May 24

Kawartha Montessori School
Thursday, April 11

Kenner Intermediate Public School
Wednesday, April 17
& Thursday, April 18

Lakefield District Public School
Tuesday, April 2
& Thursday, April 4

Monsignor O’Donoghue CES (Peterborough)
Tuesday, May 21

North Shore Public School
Wednesday, March 27

Norwood District Intermediate School
Tuesday, April 23
& Thursday, April 25

Prince of Wales Public School
Monday, May 6

Queen Elizabeth Public School
Wednesday, April 3

Queen Mary Public School
Tuesday, April 16

Rhema Christian School
Wednesday, April 3

St. Alphonsus CES (Peterborough)
Friday, April 5

St. Anne CES (Peterborough)
Wednesday, May 22

St. Catherine CES (Peterborough)
Monday, April 22
& Wednesday, April 24

St. John CES (Peterborough)
Friday, April 19

St. Joseph CES (Douro)
Thursday, March 28

St. Martin CES (Ennismore)
Wednesday, May 8

St. Patrick CES (Peterborough)
Wednesday, April 10

St. Paul CES (Lakefield)
Tuesday, March 26

St. Paul CES (Norwood)
Thursday, April 11

St. Paul CES (Peterborough)
Tuesday, April 30

St. Teresa CES (Peterborough)
Friday, April 12

Warsaw Public School
Thursday, March 28