School Immunization clinics

The Perth District Health Unit conducts immunization clinics within schools across Perth County.

Elementary School Clinics

Hepatitis B and Meningococcal Disease

  • The Perth District Health Unit offers vaccines to protect against two serious illnesses: hepatitis B and meningococcal disease (meningitis) to all grade 7 students.
  • These two immunizations will be given by registered nurses at school during regular school hours.
  • The first immunization being offered protects against hepatitis B. Hepatitis B is a serious viral disease that affects the liver. This vaccine will be given twice, the first shot in September/October and the second in the spring of 2017.
  • The meningococcal vaccine protects from meningococcal disease – a serious infection caused by a group of bacteria called Neisseria meningitidis that attack the brain, spinal cord, and blood.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

The HPV vaccine called Gardasil provides protection against four of the most common types of HPV. These viruses can cause cancer of the vagina, vulva, penis, mouth and throat, as well as genital warts.

This will be the last year when girls in grade 8 will be offered HPV because in future years the vaccine will be offered only in grade 7.

Beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, HPV vaccine is free for all girls and boys in grade 7. The HPV vaccine will be given by registered nurses at school during regular school hours.

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Grade 8

Grade 7

April 2017

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Mitchell District High School
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Listowel Christian
St. Marys, Listowel
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Downie
South Perth
12
Elma
13
Mornington Central
Jeanne Sauve
1415
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Holy Name
St. Patricks
19
Stratford Central
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St. Marys D.C.V.I.
21
Northwestern
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Stratford Christian
Middle Years
North Easthope
25
Milverton
Central Perth
26
North Perth Westfield
27
St. Joseph
St. Ambrose
28
St. Aloysius
Sprucedale
29
30

May 2017

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Stratford Central
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Catch Up
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Secondary School Clinics

Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis

A tetanus-diphtheria and pertussis vaccine is needed 10 years after the ‘kindergarten booster in order to provide on-going protection against these three diseases.

The Immunization of School Pupils Act requires students to have a tetanus-diphtheria booster in order to attend school. Families who choose not to protect their child with this vaccine are required to have a properly commissioned exemption on file.

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Consent

High school students are able to consent for themselves, but parents are encouraged to discuss this immunization with their child and take advantage of the opportunity to get this vaccine at their school. For information about consent, refer on-line to www.e-laws.gov.on.ca and search “ Health Care Consent Act”.

Reporting Immunizations

Reporting Childhood Immunization to the Health Unit: It’s Up to You

It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to update the Health Unit each time your child receives an immunization so that we can update his/her record.

Parents can Report Immunization Records to the Health Unit:

  • By email: Scan or take a picture of your immunization record and email it to: immunization@pdhu.on.ca (If you do not receive an auto response that we received the email, please call the Health Unit).
  • By confidential fax: Ask your doctor’s office to fax a copy to the Health Unit or fax a copy yourself. The Immunization Record fax number is 519-271-2785.
  • In person: Bring your child’s yellow card to the Health Unit at: 653 West Gore Street, Stratford, Ontario, N5A 1L4; Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.
  • By phone: Leave the information on a voice mail (24 hours/7 days a week). Call 519-271-7600 ext 555 or toll-free at 1-877-271-7348 ext 555.
  • Unfortunately on-line reporting is not available at this time. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

Please note: email correspondence is not secure. If the information you wish to send is of a private and personal nature, you may not wish to use this means of communication.