York Region Grade School Immunization Clinics
York Region Public Health provides publicly funded vaccines for students in Grade 7 and up. Vaccines offered in this program protect students from hepatitis B, human papillomavirus, and meningococcal diseases. Appointments are available to assist your child in getting up to date with vaccinations that may have been missed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please follow the link below to schedule your appointment at one of York Region Public Health's immunization clinics :
General Vaccine Information
Hepatitis B is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis B virus. There is no cure for hepatitis B but most people will recover from it. About 10 per cent of those infected with the virus will carry it for life and can spread the virus to others. Hepatitis B can cause permanent liver damage or even death. It is the biggest cause of liver cancer.
Meningococcal disease is an illness that can cause meningitis (inflammation of the tissue around the brain and spinal cord) or meningococcemia (infection of the blood). This disease can cause severe long-term health complications or death. All children attending school are legally required under the Immunization School Pupils Act to be immunized against meningococcal disease, unless a valid exemption due to medical, conscience or religious reasons is provided. Eligibility to receive Meningococcal ACYW 135 vaccine for free continues until the end of high school.
Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
HPV is a very common virus that has many strains. The HPV vaccine can prevent infections from the HPV strains that cause of the majority of cervical cancer and genital warts. The vaccine is available to all grade 7 students. Eligibility to receive HPV vaccine for free continues until the end of grade 12 for all females and males born on January 1, 2004 or after only.
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