June 23, 2022 5:00am
Huron-Perth Public Health will host a number of community vaccination clinics this summer for students born in 2007-2009.
The release states the clinics are “to help students stay up to date with routine immunizations.” The clinics are open to youth who have “either previously received a dose of Hepatitis B (HB) or Human Papillomavirus (HPV), and/or the Meningococcal (MenC-
ACYW-135) vaccine and need to complete the series, or have not yet received these vaccines and need to start the series.” Usually students receive these at school clinics, but the pandemic has caused some to fall behind regular vaccination schedules.
All clinics will take place from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. throughout the summer. They will take place at the following dates and locations:
-June 28 | Stratford Rotary Complex | 353 McCarthy Road, Stratford
-June 29 | Libro Community Hall | 239 Bill Fleming Drive, Clinton
-July 6 | Pyramid Recreation Centre | 317 James Street South, St. Marys
-July 12 | Steve Kerr Memorial Complex | 965 Binning Street West, Listowel
-July 13 | Seaforth & District Community Centre | 122 Duke Street, Seaforth
-July 26 | Wingham Knights of Columbus Centre | 99 Kerr Drive, Wingham
-August 17 | Goderich Memorial Arena | 180 McDonald Street, Goderich
-August 18 | Stratford Intermediate School | 60 St. Andrew Street, Stratford
“We encourage youth and their parents/guardians to take the opportunity to stay up-to-date on their immunizations,” says Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health for Huron Perth. “Routine immunizations help build up and strengthen the immune system, protecting youth from serious diseases.”
Under Ontario’s Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA), all students attending elementary or secondary school are
required to provide proof of immunization against certain diseases, including meningitis. If you aren’t sure whether your children are up to date on certain immunizations, you can take a look at your child’s immunization record using the Immunization Connect Ontario (ICON) system. Visit http://www.hpph.ca/ICON to access the records. You can also call 1-888-221-2133.