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School vaccination program

Grade 7 and 8 students and other eligible individuals can get the Human Papillomavirus, Hepatitis B, and Meningococcal vaccines.

The school vaccination program, also called routine school immunizations, is usually open to students in Grades 7 and 8. However, some residents may have missed their opportunity to get these vaccines and can still get them at Peel Public Health clinics, if eligible.

Available vaccines:

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

How to receive other childhood vaccinations

If your child needs to receive vaccines other than HPV, Hep B and Meningococcal, you can make an appointment with your doctor or health care provider. You can also refer to getting your child vaccinated for more details.

More information

Meningococcal ACYW-135

  • All Grade 7 to 12 students.
  • Anyone born in or after 1997.

Meningococcal C

  • Anyone born between 1986 and 1996.

Hepatitis B (Hep B)

  • All Grade 7 to 12 students.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

  • All Grade 7 to 12 students.
  • Anyone born in 2004 has until August 31, 2023 to get vaccinated.
  • Females born in 2002 and 2003 have until August 31, 2023 to get vaccinated.
  • Males born in 1993 or later who identify as having sex with men.
  • Males born in 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996 have until December 31, 2023 to get vaccinated

Eligibility criteria applies to all doses required for the vaccine.

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 2 consent forms 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.

Required consent

Consent must be provided for students to receive the vaccines:

Clinics held at student’s school during school hours

  • Students younger than 14 years must provide parent or guardian consent.
  • Students between the ages of 14 and 16 years can provide their own consent.
  • Students 16 years or older must provide their own consent.

Clinics held after school hours (evenings, weekends and clinic locations not held in a school)

  • Students younger than 12 years must provide parent or guardian consent.
  • Students between the ages of 12 and 15 years can provide their own consent if they are considered to be capable of making their own treatment decision.
  • Students 16 years or older must provide their own consent.

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.