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School vaccination program

Grade 7 and 8 students and other eligible individuals can get the HPV, Hepatitis B, and Meningococcal vaccines at no cost.

Current Grade 6 students

Paper consent forms are being distributed at school to Grade 6 students. These students will be vaccinated at school when they are in Grade 7 during the 2024-2025 school year. Review consent form instruction.

Grade 7 and 8 students

All 3 vaccines are offered to students in Grades 7 and 8 at school during school hours. Meningococcal ACYW-135 (one dose) is required to attend school. The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine (2 doses given 6 months apart), and Hepatitis B (Hep B) vaccine (2 doses given 4 to 6 months apart) are recommended.

Clinics are held 2 or 3 times during the school year (depending on the size of the school). Paper consent forms and clinic dates are sent to families through their schools. An appointment is not required to get the vaccines in school.

To receive these vaccines at school, you will need to complete and sign a vaccine consent form. Review the consent form instructions.

Catch-up vaccine clinics

Some residents may have missed their opportunity to get the HPV, Hepatitis B, and Meningococcal vaccines at school and can still get them at Peel Public Health clinics, if eligible.

To receive these vaccinations through Peel Public Health clinics, you will need to:

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Meningococcal ACYW-135

  • All Grade 7 to 12 students.
  • Anyone born in or after 1997.
  • Anyone born between 1986 and 1996 are eligible to receive the Meningococcal C vaccine.

Hepatitis B (Hep B)

  • All Grade 7 to 12 students.
  • Anyone born in 2005 and 2006 have until August 31, 2024, to get vaccinated.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

  • All Grade 7 to 12 students.
  • Anyone born in 2004, 2005 and 2006 have until August 31, 2024 to get vaccinated.
  • Females born in 2002 and 2003 have until August 31, 2024 to get vaccinated.
  • Males born in 1993 or later who identify as having sex with men. Males in this group born in 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997 have until December 31, 2024 to get vaccinated.

Eligibility criteria applies to all doses required for the vaccine series.

Individuals who did not finish their vaccine series will only need to get the remaining dose or doses. A vaccine series does not need to be restarted even if the recommended time between doses has passed.

Eligible individuals do not need to wait between receiving the COVID–19 vaccine and any of these vaccines (HPV, Hep B and Meningococcal).

Individuals who have had COVID–19 infection may receive routine vaccinations any time after they have completed their self–isolation period and their symptoms are improving for at least 24 hours (48 hours if they have gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea).

Before booking an appointment for your child you will need to check if they’ve already received vaccines for:

  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Hepatitis B (Hep B)
  • Meningococcal ACYW-135

You can review your child's vaccinations in any of the following ways:

These vaccines are free if received at a Peel Public Health clinic. You will need to book an appointment. Walk–ins are not available.

Book appointment

Appointments can also be booked by calling 905–799–7700, Caledon 905–584–2216.

After booking an appointment you will receive a confirmation email. Included in the email is a link to complete a consent form and a questionnaire.

Prepare for the appointment

  • Bring your child's vaccination record (yellow card) if available.
  • Give your child a snack before their appointment.

Parents and guardians should go with the student to the appointment if they require medical supervision during vaccination.

These vaccines are safe and those with chronic medical conditions can get them. Most people have no problems after getting vaccinated. Some may have a sore arm or redness, swelling or itching at the needle site. Occasionally tiredness, headache, or slight fever may develop.

Severe reactions are very rare and may include trouble breathing, swelling of the face or mouth, hives, seizures, or fever over 40 C.

Report any severe reactions to your doctor and Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700, Caledon 905-584-2216.

Individuals may receive up to 3 vaccines at their appointment. Receiving these vaccines at the same time is safe.