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Grade 7 and 8 Immunization Program

At the beginning of the 2022/2023 school year, the health unit resumed 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 and 8 students. These vaccines are free only through the school immunization program and not through a health care provider.

School immunization nurses are back in elementary schools this April to June to provide round two for the three free vaccines for grade 7 and 8 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 & 8

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. 

​Monday, April 3, 2023 

  • Sevenoaks Academy 
  • James Keating Elementary School


Tuesday, April 4, 2023

  • Innisfil Central P.S.
  • Kempenfelt Bay School
  • Harriett Todd P.S. 
  • Adjala Central P.S.
  • Sir William Osler P.S.

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

  • Algonquin Ridge Elementary School
  • Macaulay P.S. (cancelled)
  • St. James School
  • Honorable Earl Rowe P.S. 


Tuesday, April 11, 2023

  • Burkevale Protestant Separate School 
  • Killarney Beach P.S. 


Wednesday, April 12, 2023

  • Emma King Elementary School
  • Pine Glen P.S. 
  • Tecumseth Beeton Elementary School
  • Fred C. Cook P.S. 


Thursday, April 13, 2023 

  • Andrew Hunter Elementary School
  • Codrington P.S. 
  • Great Moose Adventures Academy
  • Irwin Memorial P.S. 
  • Elmvale H.S. 
  • St. Charles Catholic School


Friday, April 14, 2023 

  • Nouvelle Alliance 
  • St. John Paul II Separate School
  • Elmvale H.S. (Day 2) 
  • Baxter Central P.S.


Monday, April 17, 2023

  • Hewitt's Creek P.S.
  • Coldwater P.S. 
  • Bracebridge P.S. 
  • Bayview P.S.
  • Notre Dame Catholic School  
  • New Lowell Central P.S. 


Tuesday April 18, 2023

  • Mapleview Heights Elementary School
  • Notre Dame Catholic School (Day 2) 
  • Tottenham P.S. 
  • Cookstown Central P.S.


Wednesday, April 19, 2023

  • Holly Meadows Elementary School 
  • Brechin P.S. 
  • Admiral Collingwood Elementary School 
  • Tosorontio Central P.S. 
  • Macaulay P.S. 


Thursday, April 20, 2023

  • Cundles Heights P.S. 
  • Holy Cross Catholic School 
  • VK Greer Memorial P.S. 
  • Honey Harbour P.S. 
  • Sacred Heart School 
  • St. Angela Merici Catholic School


Friday, April 21, 2023

  • Roméo Dallaire 
  • Le Caron 
  • Orillia Christian School
  • Foley Catholic School 


Monday, April 24, 2023

  • Portage View P.S. 
  • West Bayfield Elementary School 
  • Monk P.S. 
  • Tay Shores P.S. 


Tuesday, April 25, 2023 

  • Lion's Oval P.S. 
  • Monsignor JE Ronan Catholic School 


Wednesday, April 26, 2023

  • Ferndale Woods Elementary School 
  • Muskoka Falls P.S. 
  • St. Bernards Catholic School 
  • True North Christian Academy 
  • Notre-Dame-de-la-Huronie Catholic School 


Thursday, April 27, 2023 

  • Hillcrest P.S. 
  • Goodfellow P.S. 
  • Gravenhurst P.S. 
  • Canadian Martyrs Catholic School 
  • Birchview Dunes Elementary School 
  • WH Day Elementary School 

Monday, May 1, 2023

  • Minesing Central P.S. 
  • W.R. Best P.S. 
  • Muskoka Christian School 
  • Watt P.S. 
  • Monsignor Castex Catholic School 
  • Couchiching Heights P.S. 


Tuesday, May 2, 2023

  • St. Bernadette Catholic School 
  • Willow Landing Elementary School 
  • Huntsville P.S. 
  • Severn Shores P.S. 
  • St. Paul's Catholic School 
  • Chris Hadfield P.S. 


Wednesday, May 3, 2023 

  • St. John Vianney Catholic School 
  • Oakley Park P.S. 
  • Huntsville P.S. (Day 2) 
  • St. Ann's Catholic School 
  • St. Louis Catholic School 
  • Warminster P.S. 
  • Nottawasaga & Creemore P.S. 
  • Tecumseth South Central P.S. 
  • Alliston Christian School 


Friday, May 5, 2023

  • Hillsdale P.S. 
  • Forest Hill P.S. 
  • St. Antoine Daniel Catholic School 
  • Marchmont P.S.
  • Nottawa Elementary School 


Monday, May 8, 2023 

  • Pine River Elementary School 
  • Terry Fox Elementary School 
  • Muskoka Beechgrove P.S. 
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Separate School 


Tuesday, May 9, 2023 

  • Hyde Park Elementary School 
  • St. Nicholas Catholic School 
  • Mundy's Bay Elementary School
  • Orchard Park P.S. 


Wednesday, May 10, 2023

  • Assikinack P.S.
  • St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic School 
  • Muskoka Montessori School
  • Riverside P.S. 


Thursday, May 11, 2023 

  • Steel Street P.S. 
  • Alcona Glen Elementary School 
  • Huron Park P.S. 
  • St. Noel Chabanel Catholic School 
  • Fieldcrest Elementary School 


Friday, May 12, 2023 

  • Maplegrove P.S. 
  • Our Lady of Grace School 
  • Lake Simcoe P.S. 
  • Huron Park P.S. (Day 2) 
  • Rama Central P.S. 
  • Boyne River P.S. 
  • Marshview P.S. 


Monday, May 15, 2023

  • St. Mary's Catholic School (Barrie) 
  • Trillium Woods Elementary School 
  • Johnson Street P.S. 
  • MM O'Leary Catholic School 
  • Christian Island Elementary School 
  • St. Croix Catholic School 
  • Regent Park P.S. 
  • Stayner Collegiate Institute- cancelled


Tuesday, May 16, 2023

  • St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School 
  • Warnica P.S. 
  • Saint Mary's Catholic School (Huntsville) 
  • Regent Park P.S (Day 2) 
  • Alliston Union P.S. 


Wednesday, May 17, 2023 

  • Allandale Heights P.S. 
  • East Oro P.S. 
  • Pretty River Academy 
  • St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic School 


Thursday, May 18, 2023 

  • St. Monica's Catholic School 
  • Sunnybrae P.S. 
  • Mactier P.S. 
  • Glen Orchard P.S. 
  • Wyevale Central P.S. 
  • Connaught P.S. 
  • St. Marie of the Incarnation Catholic School 


Friday, May 19, 2023 

  • St. Marguerite d'Youville Catholic School
  • St. Michaels the Archangel Catholic School 
  • Monsignor Lee Catholic School 
  • St. Ceceilia Catholic School 


Wednesday, May 24, 2023 

  • Angus Morrison Elementary School 
  • St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School 
  • Cameron Street P.S. 
  • Holy Family Catholic School  


Thursday, May 25, 2023 

  • WC Little 
  • St. Mary's Catholic School (Collingwood) 
  • St. Teresa of Calcutta


Friday, Mary 26, 2023

  • Guthrie P.S. 
  • Ernest Cumberland Elementary School 


Monday, May 29, 2023

  • Ardagh Bluffs P.S. 
  • Shanty Bay P.S. 
  • Timothy Christian School
  • Heritage Christian School 
  • Mountainview P.S.
  • Spruce Glen P.S. 


Tuesday, May 30, 2023

  • The Good Shepherd Catholic School 
  • Sister Catherine Donnelly Catholic School 
  • Monsignor Clair Catholic School
  • Uptergrove P.S. 


Wednesday, May 31, 2023

  • KP Manson P.S. 
  • Harvest Hills

Monday, June 5, 2023

  • Harriett Todd 


Wednesday, June 7, 2023

  • Worsley Street Elementary School

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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