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Grade 8 School Immunization Program

How does it work?

  • Grade 8 girls are offered the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (HPV4- Gardasil4)
  • Voluntary program (just complete the consent as “yes” or “no”)
  • Series given at  school based clinics (2 doses if started before 14th birthday)
  • Vaccine series is free for grade 8 girls, if given by the health unit
  • A consent must be signed and returned by all students to the school before the clinic date
  • Ask your student to wear short sleeves and to eat breakfast/bring a snack on the clinic day
  • Dates of clinics are not advertised and may change
  • If your student misses a school clinic, there are chances to complete the vaccine missed either at another school clinic, or at the health unit public clinics

Parent Letter:         English                French

Fact Sheet:            HPV (English)      HPV (French)

Consent:                HPV (English)      HPV (French)


HPV Immunization Outside of the Grade 8 Program

HPV 4 (Gardasil 4) is approved and recommended for:

  • Females 9 to 45 years old
  • Males 9 to  26 years old

At the health unit, the vaccine is available for purchase for $145.00 cash per dose (2 doses, if series started before 14th birthday, otherwise 3 doses are required). You must pay for the vaccine if you are a male, or if you are a female who has graduated from high school ( the vaccine is free up to August 31st of the graduating year for females).

Gardasil 4 is available through:

  • Your health care provider, by prescription
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Page Last Modified: Friday, 20 May 2016.