IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT GRADE 7 VACCINATIONS
Public Health provides free vaccinations to Grade 7 students in the schools in the fall and in the spring.
Students in Grade 7 are offered three important vaccines that help to protect them from:
Meningococcal disease (causes meningitis) *required for school attendance
Hepatitis B (causes liver damage and liver cancer)
Human Papillomavirus (HPV; causes precancerous lesions, oral, genital and anal cancers; and genital warts)
I strongly recommend that you have your child vaccinated against these diseases. These vaccines are safe and effective and greatly reduce the risk of potentially life-threatening diseases when a completed series has been received.
I ask that you:
Review the vaccine information at wdgpublichealth.ca/immunizeGr7
Complete the online consent form for your child as soon as possible here:
If your child has already received one or more of the vaccines listed above, please complete the consent form and indicate the dates of the vaccinations on the form. A public health nurse will only immunize your child if the vaccine is still needed.
Public Health wants school vaccinations to be a positive experience for students. If you have questions regarding this program or require assistance completing the consent form, please contact Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health at 1-800-265-7293 ext. 7006 to speak with a public health nurse.
Dr. Matthew Tenenbaum, MD, CCFP, MPH, FRCPC