School Immunizations

Grade 7 students attending school in Thunder Bay and surrounding municipalities are now eligible to get their hepatitis B, HPV and meningococcal vaccines.

Grade 8 students who are missing Grade 7 vaccines due to the school closure in the spring of 2020 can now make an appointment to get caught up. Please see below for details.

Clinics for high school students will also be offered in the new year. Information will be posted on this page once details are finalized. 

 

Grade 7 and 8 Immunizations

 

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.

Last Updated: 23/10/2020