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Catch-up vaccination clinics now available for current Grade 7 and 8 students

HAMILTON, ON - Beginning the week of November 16, 2020, Hamilton Public Health Services is offering catch-up vaccine clinics for current Grade 8 students (born in 2007) who missed their Grade 7 vaccines due to COVID-19 school closures in the spring. These clinics will also offer vaccines to current Grade 7 students (born in 2008) who are currently due for their scheduled vaccines. Each school will be assigned a specific date and time for their clinic.

For more information on Grade 7 and 8 catch-up vaccine clinics and schedule for each school, visit www.hamilton.ca/catchupclinics

Quick Facts

  • It is estimated upwards of 13,000 students will need to be vaccinated during this time period.
  • This vaccination series protects youth in our community from Hepatitis B (Hep B), Meningococcal ACYW-135, and Human Papillomavirus (HPV).
  • Catch-up clinics will be held November 2020 to February 2021 and will be located at various HWDSB and HWCDSB high school sites as well as some community locations.
  • All catch-up clinics will be walk-in style during the assigned time for each feeder school with COVID-19 precautions in place.