For the 2016-2017 school year, our public health nurses will be offering meningococcal disease, hepatitis B and HPV vaccinations to grade 7 students. In addition, for the 2016-2017 year, grade 8 girls will continue to be offered the HPV vaccine.
We may also offer catch-up clinics at secondary schools to students who received a letter from Public Health stating that their vaccinations are not up-to-date.
Role of school administrators
A public health nurse will contact your school to book clinic dates. As a school administrator, we ask that you help us provide a safe environment for your students and our public health staff during immunization clinics. To ensure success, we ask that you make the following available when arranging your vaccination space:
- A space booked exclusively for clinics during the pre-arranged time – a classroom or library is preferable
- Privacy for students who are being vaccinated – a hallway is not suitable
- Adequate lighting
- A work surface of dimensions 60 cm x 60 cm (2 ft. x 2 ft.) for each nurse
- A phone in case of emergency and the need to call 911
- One large garbage can
- Adult chairs and tables – child-sized chairs and tables are not suitable
We also ask for your assistance in the distribution and collection of consent forms prior to the clinic date. See Important information for school office staff about student vaccinations (PDF, 1 page, 216 KB).
Role of elementary teachers
As a teacher, you also play a role in a successful vaccination clinic at your school:
- Assist in the distribution and collection of consent forms for all students
- As received, please place the consent forms in the envelope provided
- Make sure the consent forms are returned to your school office in the envelope by date indicated on the front
- Support students in preparing for upcoming vaccinations. Consider educating your students on how vaccines work in the body!
Elementary and high school clinic dates
When clinics are scheduled, they’ll be listed here.