School Immunization Clinics
York Region Public Health is offering all eligible students specific immunizations in select schools starting in April 2022. These school-based student immunization clinics will offer immunizations against Hepatitis B, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Meningococcal ACYW-135.
The following student catch-up immunizations clinics will be offered to all eligible students, and are available by appointment only:
|Vaccines||Students currently eligible|
(2 doses *)
|Grades 7 – 10|
|Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
(2 doses **)
|Grades 7 – 12
|Meningococcal (Men-C-ACYW-135)||Grades 7 – 12|
* Hepatitis B is a two-dose series if given between ages 11 to 15 (2 doses, 6 months apart)
** HPV is a two-dose series if the series is started before age 15 (2 doses, 6 months apart)
*** Men-C-ACYW-135 is one dose and is required for school attendance in Ontario for students aged 12 and older
For more information about in-school immunization clinics against these vaccine preventable diseases, please call Access York at 1-877-464-9675.
Beginning in the new school year of 2022/2023, we are hoping to resume all school-based immunization clinics in York Region schools. More information will be provided to parents in the early fall.
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% 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.
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 the majority of cervical cancer and genital warts.
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All public health units in Ontario are required by law to collect and update immunization records for children registered in schools and licensed childcare centres.
- Collect, review and update immunization records of children registered in schools in our region under the Immunization of Schools Pupils Act, 1990 and
- Collect, review and update immunization records of children in licensed child care centres under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014
If an immunization record is incomplete, York Region Public Health will ask the student or parent/guardian for the information. Doctors do not report this information to York Region Public Health.