Beginning on December 2, 2020, all school immunizations (grade 7 and 8 immunizations and high school boosters) will be temporarily on hold.
As staffing is realigned to meet the COVID-19 case and contact management needs of the TBDHU, the following priorities have been set for immunization services:
- Routine infant immunizations for those 2 - 18 months without a health care provider
- Children under 5 for flu (influenza) immunizations
- Immunocompromised individuals without a health care provider requiring routine immunizations
Please check back regularly for updates on when routine immunization clinics will be offered in the New Year.
Elementary School Immunizations
All students in Grade 7 are eligible to receive immunizations to protect against hepatitis B, meningococcal meningitis ACYW-135 and HPV-9. Immunization against meningococcal meningitis ACYW-135 is required by law for all children attending school in Ontario, unless a valid exemption is filed with the Health Unit. Learn more about the vaccines by visiting Ontario's Routine Immunization Schedule: Grade 7 and Vaccines for Children at School.
Secondary School Immunizations
Most high school students are eligible for Tdap, the 10 year booster that is a three-in-one vaccine. It protects people against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. Immunization against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis is required by law for all children attending school in Ontario, unless a valid exemption is filed with the Health Unit.
Immunization of School Pupils Act
The Immunization of School Pupils Act requires that all students have proof of vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus (lockjaw), polio, measles, mumps and rubella (German measles), meningitis, pertussis (whooping cough), and chickenpox (required for children born in 2010 or later). These infections are covered under Ontario's Routine Immunization Schedule.
For Further Information
Call a nurse at (807) 625-5900 or Toll-Free at 1 (888) 294-6630.