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Vaccine Catch Up: Grades 7 to 12 TPH Clinics

Monday, June 20, 2022
Categories: News, Parent/Guardian Communication

Dear Grade 7 to 12 Students and Parents/Guardians,

Toronto Public Health has asked us to share the following letter with students (and their parents/guardians) in Grades 7 to 12 with regard to vaccine clinics being organized over the summer for Hepatitis B, Meningococcal and Human Papillomavirus.

Thank you.


Toronto Public Health Letter

June 20, 2022

Dear Student (grade 7 to 12) and Parent/Guardian:

Re: Visit a Toronto Public Health clinic to get vaccines missed during the pandemic

Toronto Public Health vaccine clinics

Toronto Public Health (TPH) is holding vaccine clinics throughout the summer to give students completing grades 7 to 12 these important lifesaving vaccines:

• Meningococcal vaccine (prevents meningitis)

• Human Papillomavirus vaccine (prevents cancers)

• Hepatitis B vaccine (prevents liver disease and cancer).

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many students did not get these vaccines. They are free, safe and recommended before leaving high school.

Get vaccinated at a Toronto Public Health clinic
These vaccines are free for students completing grades 7 to 12 at TPH Vaccine Clinics. OHIP is not required. Walk-in or make an appointment online. New clinics are added each week and are also available on evenings and weekends.

Unsure if you got these vaccines?
Check your yellow immunization card or your online TPH vaccine record. Vaccine records can also be checked at a Toronto Public Health clinic.

School requirements
In Ontario, the Immunization of School Pupils Act requires all students to be up-to-date with their Meningococcal vaccine or have a valid exemption. Hepatitis B and Human Papillomavirus vaccines are strongly recommended.

More information

Find out more on our website about these vaccines, TPH clinics and the school-based vaccination program. If you have any questions, please speak to your health care provider or call Toronto Public Health at 416-338-7600 (option '1'), Monday-Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Language interpretation is available.

Sincerely,

Nicole Welch
Director Child and Youth Response and Chief Nursing Officer

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