Immunizations for School-Aged Children

Did your Child Miss Their School Vaccines?

Students in Grades 7 through 12 who are missing vaccines that would have been received at school can visit COVID vaccine clinics to catch-up and get the doses they need. This includes students who were absent from school on the day TBDHU visited the school; many of these students will receive or have received a notice from TBDHU. The missing vaccines may include Meningococcal conjugate (Men-C-ACYW), Human papillomavirus (HPV-9), Hepatitis B vaccine, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis). COVID-19 and influenza (flu) vaccines are also available. The COVID vaccine clinics days and time are available here: tbdhu.com/covidclinics.

 

To report immunizations received, obtain an immunization record or view vaccines you are due for, use the Immunization Connect Ontario (ICON) system.

TBDHU continues to accept copies of immunization records online, by mail or by fax.

 

Elementary School Immunizations

 

High 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. For a list of school visit dates, please see the tab below that applies to the location of your child’s school.

 

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 vaccine nurse at (807) 625-5900 or Toll-Free at 1 (888) 294-6630.

Last Updated: 06/12/2022