Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Immunization Program

What is Human Papillomavirus (HPV)?

  • The HPV vaccine protects against certain cancers and genital warts caused by the Human Papillomavirus.
  • The HPV vaccine is voluntary but strongly recommended by Peel Public Health.
  • Students will be given two or three doses of the vaccine throughout the school year at school-based clinics.
    • If the first dose is given before age 14, only 2 doses are needed. If the first dose is given after age 14, 3 doses are needed.
  • Boys and girls who were unable to begin or complete the HPV vaccine series in Grade 7 in the 2016-2017 school year will be offered the vaccine in school again in grade 8. These students remain eligible for the vaccine until they finish grade 12.

Learn more about HPV and the HPV Vaccine

Frequently Asked Questions Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Watch this video by Dr. Mike Evans explaining the facts behind the HPV vaccine.

For More Information, Call Peel Health at: 905-799-7700.

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Revised: Tuesday July 11 2017

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