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Grade 7 Immunization Program

At the beginning of the 2023/2024 school year, the health unit will resume offering three free vaccines to protect against serious diseases (hepatitis B, human papillomavirus (HPV), and meningococcal (Men-C-ACWY)) through the school immunization program for all Grade 7 students. These vaccines are free only through the school immunization program and not through a health care provider.

School immunization nurses will return to elementary schools this October to December to provide round one, for the three free vaccines for grade 7 students. Information and details for the upcoming school-based clinics will be provided through your child's school and a list of school clinics is also provided below.

If your child misses their school clinic, ensure they get caught up by booking an appointment online at one of our health unit offices, or call Health Connection at 1-877-721-7520 (toll free) or 1-705-721-7520, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Please note that the vaccine to protect against Meningitis (Meningococcal Conjugate ACYW) is one of the vaccines designated under the Ontario's Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA) which requires that children and youth attending primary or secondary school be immunized against certain diseases unless they have a valid exemption.

Vaccines Available at Catch-Up Clinics for Grades 7 Students

Hepatitis B (Hep B)

This vaccine is important because it prevents against Hep B as it is a contagious viral infection of the liver.  The vaccine requires two doses six months apart for those 11-15 years of age and a three dose series if over 16 years of age to fully protect against the disease.  This vaccine is voluntary and not required under the ISPA.  Please be sure to let us know if your child has received Hep B as an infant or child through your health care provider (including Twinrix), as this will impact how many (if any) doses of Hep B your child requires for complete protection.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

This vaccine is important because it reduces the risk of various types of cancers such as throat and cervical cancer.  The vaccine requires two doses six months apart to fully protect against the disease.  This vaccine is voluntary and not required under the ISPA. 

Hepatitis B and HPV-9 are both a two dose vaccine series, given six months apart. It is important that students complete their two-dose series of both of these vaccines to ensure optimal protection. 

Meningococcal Conjugate C-ACYW (Men-C-ACYW)

This vaccine is important because this disease is very serious and can lead to brain or blood infection. This vaccine requires only one dose for full protection. This vaccine is mandatory for children in Ontario to attend school, as outlined in the Immunization of School Pupils Act

School Immunization Clinic Dates 

The following are school immunization clinics for Elementary aged school students. Check back as the list will be updated frequently. Please note that these clinics will provide ONLY routine immunizations and NOT the COVID-19 vaccine.

Please note that school immunization clinics are for students attending the school only. If your child's school is not listed, please check back or look into booking an appointment with your health care provider or at a health unit clinic. 

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

  • Burkevale Protestant Separate School
  • Brechin P.S. 
  • Foley Catholic School
  • Monsignor Clair 


Wednesday, October 11, 2023

  • Tecumseth South Central P.S.
  • Nottawasaga Creemore P.S.
  • Lion's Oval P.S.
  • Christian Island E.S.
  • Nouvelle Alliance


Thursday, October 12, 2023

  • Assikinack P.S.
  • Coldwater P.S. 
  • Killarney Beach P.S.
  • Innisfil Central P.S.
  • Muskoka Beechgrove P.S.
  • Sir William Osler P.S.
  • Hon. Earl Rowe P.S.
  • Bayview P.S.


Friday, October 13, 2023

  • Baxter Central P.S.
  • Pretty River Academy
  • Emma King E.S.


Monday October 16, 2023

  • Oakley Park P.S.
  • Spruce Glen P.S. 
  • Tosorontio Central P.S. 
  • Canadian Martyrs
  • Monsignor Lee C.S.


Tuesday, October 17, 2023

  • Ferndale Woods E.S.
  • Harriett Todd P.S. 
  • Adjala Central P.S.
  • Alliston Christian School
  • St. Francis of Assisi


Wednesday, October 18, 2023

  • Mountain View E.S. 
  • Codrington P.S.
  • Angus Morrison E.S.


Thursday, October 19, 2023

  • Andrew Hunter E.S.
  • Allandale Heights P.S.
  • Macaulay P.S. 
  • Connaught P.S.
  • Notre Dame de la Huronie
  • Fred C. Cook P.S.
  • Sainte Croix C.S.
  • St. Louis C.S.


Monday, October 23, 2023

  • Cundles Heights P.S.
  • Timothy Christian School
  • Heritage Christian School
  • Elmvale District H.S. 
  • New Lowell Central P.S.
  • Ernest Cumberland E.S.


Tuesday, October 24, 2023

  • Alliston Union P.S.
  • Warminster E.S.  
  • Glen Orchard P.S.
  • Mactier P.S. 
  • Sunnybrae P.S.
  • Minesing Central P.S.
  • Hillsdale P.S. 
  • Kempenfelt Bay School


Thursday, October 26, 2023

  • Nottawa E.S. 
  • Huron Park P.S.
  • Pine Glen P.S. 
  • Holly Meadows E.S.
  • Warnica P.S.
  • St. Charles C.S.


Friday, October 27, 2023

  • W.R. Best P.S. 
  • Notre Dame C.S.
  • St. Jean de Brebeuf C.S.


Monday, October 30, 2023

  • Tecumseth Beeton E.S.
  • James Keating E.S.
  • Muskoka Christian School
  • Watt P.S. 
  • St. John Vianney C.S.
  • KP Manson



Wednesday, November 1, 2023

  • Algonquin Ridge E.S.
  • East Oro P.S. 
  • Sevenoaks Academy
  • Huntsville P.S. 
  • Couchiching Heights P.S.
  • Boyne River P.S.
  • Cameron Street P.S.


Friday, November 3, 2023

  • Le Caron
  • St. Paul C.S.


Monday, November 6, 2023

  • Tottenham P.S. 
  • Muskoka Falls P.S. 
  • West Bayfield E.S. 
  • Monsignor Castex
  • Stayner Collegiate


Tuesday, November 7, 2023

  • Hewitt's Creek P.S.
  • Great Moose Adventures
  • Irwin Memorial P.S.
  • Orchard Park P.S.
  • St. Paul's


Wednesday, November 8, 2023

  • Birchview Dunes E.S.
  • St. Bernard's Catholic School
  • Orillia Christian School
  • WC Little 
  • Mapleview Heights E.S.


Thursday, November 9, 2023

  • Mundy's Bay P.S.
  • Marchview P.S. 
  • Saint Mary C.S.
  • St. Bernette C.S.


Friday, November 10, 2023

  • Harvest Hills P.S.
  • Romeo Dallaire
  • St. Noel Chabanel


Monday, November 13, 2023

  • Guthrie P.S. 
  • Our Lady of Grace
  • Our Lady of Lourdes
  • St. Mary's


Tuesday, November 14, 2023

  • Trillium Woods P.S.
  • Goodfellow P.S.
  • Rama Central P.S.
  • Monsignor Michael OLeary
  • St. Ann's C.S.


Wednesday, November 15, 2023

  • Worsley E.S.
  • Regent Park P.S.
  • Riverside P.S. 
  • Muskoka Montessori School
  • Forest Hill P.S.
  • Holy Family C.S.


Thursday, November 16, 2023

  • Pine River E.S.
  • Portage View P.S.
  • VK Greer Memorial P.S.
  • WH Day E.S.


Friday, November 17, 2023

  • St. Antoine Daniel


Monday, November 20, 2023

  • Ardagh Bluffs P.S.
  • Bracebridge P.S. 
  • Tay Shores P.S.
  • St. Celilia C.S.


Tuesday, November 21, 2023

  • Severn Shores P.S. 
  • Gravenhurst P.S.
  • Ardagh Bluffs P.S. (Day 2) 


Wednesday, November 22, 2023

  • Willow Landing E.S.
  • Marchmont P.S.
  • St. James C.S.
  • St. Mary's. C.S.


Thursday, November 23, 2023

  • Wyevale P.S. 
  • Hyde Park P.S.
  • St. Angela Merici C.S.
  • Sister Catherine Donnelly


Friday November 24, 2023

  • Hilllcrest P.S.
  • Fieldcrest E.S. 


Monday, November 27, 2023

  • Shanty Bay P.S. 


Tuesday, November 28, 2023

  • Monck P.S.
  • Terry Fox E.S. 
  • Lake Simcoe P.S.


Wednesday, November 29, 2023

  • Johnson Street P.S.
  • Uptergrove P.S.
  • Admiral E.S. 
  • Monsignor JE Ronan


Thursday, November 30, 2023

  • St. Marie of Incarnation
  • The Good Sheppard


Friday, December 1, 2023

  • Cookstown Central P.S.


Monday, December 4, 2023

  • Steele Street P.S.


Tuesday, December 5, 2023

  • St. Nicholas C.S.


Wednesday, December 6, 2023

  • Maple Grove P.S.
  • St. Catherine of Siena


Friday, December 8, 2023

  • Chris Hadfield P.S.


Tuesday, December 12, 2023

  • Alcona Glen E.S.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 

Fact Sheet - English

Fact Sheet - French 


Hepatitis B (Hep B) 

Fact Sheet- English

Fact Sheet - French


Meningococcal Conjugate C-ACYW (Men- C- ACYW) vaccine

Fact Sheet - English 

Fact Sheet - French 

Making a child’s vaccination experience better and decreasing the amount of pain they may feel is very important. If a child has a bad experience getting a vaccine they may not trust their healthcare provider and may not want to get other vaccines or health care when needed in the future.

There are many things that can decrease pain and lessen stress and anxiety for children and their parents. Using a numbing cream, giving children a chance to ask questions, and informing them about what to expect, letting them choose ways they can be most comfortable when getting a vaccine can help make children’s vaccination experience uneventful and even positive.

Additional Resources:

  • Nervous about getting needles handout linked here
  • Watch this video created by SickKids on reducing vaccination pain in your child (auto translate option available under settings).
  • Watch the video Needle Pain and Phobia. How to avoid fear of needles and vaccines.


The CARD System – Help Eliminate Pain in Kids & Adults - Videos (auto translate option available under settings)

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