School Vaccine Clinics
School Vaccination Consent Form
Grade 7 students receive a School Vaccination Consent form and fact sheet at school. Parents should complete the form before the clinic day at your child’s school. Consent forms must be returned to the school before the clinic.
Frequently Asked Questions
No. Students can still catch-up on the second doses of both Hepatitis B and HPV. The second dose is recommended to be given a minimum of six months after the first dose, however having a longer than recommended interval between vaccine doses will still provide the same immunity. No students will need to start their vaccine doses over.
These vaccines will be provided at the catch-up clinics:
- Meningitis Vaccine Vaccine name: Men-C-ACYW135; Vaccine Brand: Nimenrix® One dose of Meningococcal ACYW135 is required in grade 7 and is available for free until the child has graduated grade 12. This Meningitis vaccine is the adult version of the one your child received at 12 months of age.
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine: Vaccine name: HPV-9; Vaccine Brand: Gardasil®-9. Two doses of HPV9 are recommended in grade 7 and are available for free until the child has graduated grade 12. If the child begins the HPV9 series at age 15, the series becomes a 3 doses series.
- Hepatitis B Vaccine: Vaccine name: Hepatitis B; Vaccine Brand: Engerix®-B/ Recombivax-HB® . Two doses of Hepatitis B are recommended in grade 7 are free for students in grades 7, 8 and 9 until August 31 of grade 8. For students in grade 10, the vaccine is free, but 3 doses are required.
All grade 7, 8, 9 or 10 students eligible for Meningitis, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Hepatitis B vaccines can attend the vaccine clinic.
All grade 12 students who have received a letter indicating that they are overdue for vaccines (eg.Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis) can book an appointment for catch-up with Public Health at 905-974-9848 or can go to their family physician to receive the vaccine. For vaccines received through your family doctor, please report vaccination to Public Health at 905-540-5250
If you are unable to attend the scheduled vaccine catch-up clinics, you may be able to receive the vaccines through your family doctor.
No. Consent forms will not be completed ahead of time. Consent will be obtained onsite at the catch-up clinics.
Yes, many health care providers can provide Hepatitis B, HPV and Meningococcal ACYW-135 vaccines. They are provincially funded and free of charge, however, these vaccines will have to be ordered for your child, so please contact your health care provider if you are interested in this option. If the vaccines were received through your family doctor, it is very important that these are reported to public health.
The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) has concluded that those age 12+ can get other vaccines at the same time as the COIVD-19 vaccine. You do not need to wait a certain number of days before or after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine to get another vaccine.
Only students in Grade 7, 8, 9 and 10 will be eligible to receive Meningitis, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Hepatitis B vaccines at the catch-up clinics.
Only individuals that have received a letter from public health indicating that they are overdue for Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis can receive this vaccine.
If your other children need vaccines, please contact your health care provider. If you don’t have a doctor, you can find one through needadoc.ca
If you are unsure if your child has received Hepatitis B, Meningococcal or HPV vaccinations, contact your health care provider and/or check online. Vaccinations that were not administered at a public health clinic and not reported to public health will not show on the record.
It is very important that you report any vaccines received to public health. If your doctor or health care provider administered the vaccine, please report the vaccines received online.
If an individual received their first dose at their family doctors or health care providers office and would like a second dose, they can receive a second dose at this vaccine clinic. However, they must update their records online or bring proof of vaccine with them to their appointment.
Hamilton Public Health is continuing to work with Ministry of Health related to the enforcement of mandatory vaccines under the Immunization of Students and Pupils Act (ISPA). There has been no decision yet regarding changes to enforcement of ISPA, however any updates will be communicated to schools and families.