What Immunizations Are Given In School?
The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit provides immunizations in local schools for Grade 7 students.
Grade 7 students have the opportunity to receive up to three vaccines at school at no cost:
- Hepatitis B
- Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) (Gardasil 9)
- Meningococcal ACYW-135 (Menactra)
Hepatitis B and HPV are voluntary vaccines. Meningococcal vaccine is mandatory and required for students to attend school in Ontario.
How Does the Program Work?
The program works by:
- Students bring home the Vaccine Consent and Information Form.
- Parents review and sign the consent form for each vaccine they want their child to receive.
- Students return the consent form to their school.
- The Vaccine Preventable Disease (VPD) team picks up the consents and reviews them before the school clinic.
- The Vaccine Preventable Disease (VPD) team holds clinics at your child’s school two times a year (Fall and Spring):
- If your child is absent during one of our school clinics, they will be caught up during their Grade 8 year.
Where Can I Get More Information?
Please contact our Vaccine Preventable Disease (VPD) team to get connected with a Public Health Nurse (PHN):
- Brockville: 613-345-5685
- Smiths Falls: 613-283-2740