health unit to continue routine school immunizations

Health unit to continue routine school immunizations

The Grey Bruce Health Unit will resume routine winter in-school vaccination clinics for students.

The GBHU will provide free, routine immunizations for eligible students who need to be immunized against certain viruses. Hepatitis B, Meningococcal, and HPV-9 vaccines will be available for students in grades 9 to 12 who have not yet received these Grade 7 vaccinations. The three-in-one tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis or Tdap vaccine will also be available for students who are due for their age 14-16 Tdap booster. No COVID vaccines will be administered.

Parents are encouraged to submit their child’s most recent immunization record to Public Health to ensure the most up-to-date information is on file. For details on how to submit records, visit

Elementary school vaccine clinics will resume in April 2023 and run until early June.

“Ontario’s publicly funded routine immunization program is a critical component of the province’s health care system. The bottom line is this: vaccines save lives, are safe, ensure our children and youth have the best protection possible against vaccine-
preventable diseases, and reduce the risk of outbreaks in schools and the community,” said Dr. Rim Zayed, Physician Consultant at Grey Bruce Public Health.

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