Dear Parent/Guardian,

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:

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's signature

Dr. Matthew Tenenbaum, MD, CCFP, MPH, FRCPC

Associate Medical Officer of Health