Nurse’s Corner

Updated: Resuming Routine School Immunizations

Eligible students can get their HPV, Hep B, and Meningococcal vaccines.

Who’s eligible

This includes future doses of the multi-dose Hep B and HPV vaccines.

Meningococcal ACYW-135
1 dose of the Meningococcal-C-ACYW-135 vaccine protects against 4 types of the most common types of meningococcal disease.
This is a serious illness that can cause an infection of the brain and spinal cord (meningitis) or an infection of the blood (meningococcemia).
Eligible: All Grade 7 to 12 students.

Hepatitis B (Hep B)
Hepatitis B vaccine protects against a disease that affects the liver and can cause permanent damage. Your child will receive 2 doses given 6 months apart.
Eligible: All grade 7 to 12 students.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
HPV vaccine protects against genital warts and various cancers including cervical cancer. Your child will receive 2 doses given 6 months apart.
All grade 7 to 12 students.

Anyone born in 2004 has until August 31, 2023 to get vaccinated.
Females born in 2002 and 2003 have until August 31, 2023 to get vaccinated.
Males born in 1993 or later who identify as having sex with men. Must complete doses by December 31, 2023.

Students who did not finish their vaccine series will only need to get the remaining dose or doses. A vaccine series does not need to be restarted even if the recommended time between doses has passed.

Check your child’s vaccine record

Before booking an appointment for your child you will need to check if they’ve already received Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Hepatitis B (Hep B), or Meningococcal ACYW-135.

Book an appointment

These vaccines are free if received at a Peel Public Health clinic. You can book an appointment at any of their immunization catch up clinics. Walk-ins are not available.