Clinics & Services

Catch-up Vaccine Clinics for Students

Hamilton Public Health is now providing catch-up vaccine clinics for Grades 7, 8, 9 and 10 students (born between 2006 and 2009 who missed their first or second doses of Hepatitis B, HPV, and Meningococcal ACYW-135 vaccines in in grade 7 as a result of the school immunization program being put on hold due to the pandemic.

Catch-up clinic dates and locations

Note: All catch-up clinics will have COVID-19 precautions in place, including requiring masks.

Consent forms DO NOT need to be completed ahead of time. Consent will be obtained onsite at the catch-up clinics.

Vaccine catch up clinics will be held as follows. Fourteen (14) days of appointments are currently available, with new appointments being released daily. Additional dates and times will be added when available.

Appointments are required to attend the vaccine clinic. Book an appointment online

April 29 to May 28, 2022
Tuesday to Friday: 1:30 to 8 pm
Saturday 10:30 am to 5 pm

Clinic location:
Mountain Vaccine Clinic - LimeRidge Mall
999 Upper Wentworth St., Hamilton, L9A 4X5
(Enter the clinic at entrance 4, on the upper level, clinic is above the food court in the former Hudson's Bay home store)
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Free parking

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.

Yes, you will need to book an appointment to receive your vaccines.

You can book an appointment online or by phone at 905-974-9848.

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. 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.

Information on Grade 7 vaccines and the diseases they prevent please see our fact sheet (PDF, 594 KB).

Contact us

Vaccine Appointments Booking, Hamilton Public Health Services
Phone 905-974-9848

Vaccine Records, Hamilton Public Health Services
Phone 905-540-5250

Vaccine Program Nurse Infoline, Hamilton Public Health Services
Phone 905-546-2424 ext 7556