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Monday, September 14, 2015

Hep B,Meningococcal, HPV Vaccination Clinic and Consent Forms

Dear Parents/Guardians,
Each year Toronto Public Health provides free hepatitis B and meningococcal vaccines for Grade 7 students through vaccination clinics in Schools.  Meningococcal vaccination or a valid exemption is required for school attendance.  Hepatitis B vaccine is voluntary but highly recommended.

Please note TPH also provides free human papillomavirus vaccine to Grade 8 female students through vaccination clinics in school.  Starting in September, the Ontario Ministry has modified their recommendations to a 2-dose schedule for Grade 8 girls, ages 9-13.  Two doses for this age group provide the same protection as a three-dose series.  Three doses are still needed for individuals who receive their first dose on or after their 14th birthday and for persons with a weak immune system.

Please read carefully the vaccine fact sheets and sign consent forms sent home today.
Signed Consent Forms are to be returned to the school by Friday, September 18, 2015.
Our schools first vaccine clinic is scheduled for November 10, 2015 in the am.

For more information:

  • Visit the Toronto Public Health website at www.toronto.ca/health under "Communicable Disease Control"
  • Call the Immunization Information Line at 416-392-1250
Thank you,
Vera