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Last Edited/Reviewed: November 6, 2023

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. Dates for the second round will be posted in early March 2024. Large schools have two days for each round.

First round of school clinic dates in alphabetical order by school name:

Adam Scott Intermediate School
Thursday, September 28
& Thursday, October 5

Apsley Central Public School
Friday, September 22

Chemong Public School
Monday, October 23

Children’s Montessori School
Thursday, September 21

Crestwood Intermediate School
Monday, November 13
& Wednesday, November 15

EC Monseigneur-Jamot
Monday, October 30

Highland Heights Public School
Friday, October 6

Immaculate Conception CES (Peterborough)
Wednesday, November 8

James Strath Public School
Monday, November 6
& Thursday, November 9

Kaawaate East City Public School
Tuesday, October 24
& Thursday, October 26

Kawartha Montessori School
Wednesday, October 11

Kenner Intermediate Public School
Tuesday, October 10
& Tuesday, October 17

Lakefield District Public School
Monday, September 25
& Wednesday, September 27

Monsignor O’Donoghue CES (Peterborough)
Tuesday, November 14

North Shore Public School
Thursday, September 21

Norwood District Intermediate School
Monday, October 16
& Friday, October 20

Prince of Wales Public School
Wednesday, October 25

Queen Elizabeth Public School
Tuesday, September 26

Queen Mary Public School
Friday, October 13

Rhema Christian School
Friday, September 29

St. Alphonsus CES (Peterborough)
Wednesday, October 4

St. Anne CES (Peterborough)
Wednesday, November 22 and

Monday, December 4

St. Catherine CES (Peterborough)
Tuesday, October 3
& Thursday, October 12

St. John CES (Peterborough)
Friday, October 6

St. Joseph CES (Douro)
Tuesday, September 19

St. Martin CES (Ennismore)
Thursday, November 2

St. Patrick CES (Peterborough)
Tuesday, October 3

St. Paul CES (Lakefield)
Wednesday, September 20

St. Paul CES (Norwood)
Wednesday, October 11

St. Paul CES (Peterborough)
Wednesday, October 18

St. Teresa CES (Peterborough)
Wednesday, October 4

Warsaw Public School
Tuesday, September 26