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2019 Fall Immunization Clinic for Grade 7

2019-2020 Fall School Clinic Reminder for Grade 7 & 8 parents and students.

What? Ottawa Public Health vaccine clinics at your child’s school

When? Once in the Fall and once in the Spring. See link for dates

http://www.parentinginottawa.ca/en/youth/Immunization.aspx

How does my child get the vaccine?

•All students in grade 7, (students born in 2007), will receive a package at school with consent forms for hepatitis B, human papillomavirus (HPV) and meningococcal disease vaccines one (1) to two (2) weeks before the clinic date.

•If you don’t see a package speak with your child.

•These vaccines are publicly-funded, so no payment is needed.

 
What do I do with the package?

Both you and your child should:

1.Read the vaccine fact sheets

2.Sign the consent form for EACH vaccine you want your child to get.

On the day of the school clinic, your child should:

•Eat a good breakfast.

•Bring an extra juice or snack to school.

•Wear short sleeves or a loose shirt so that the upper arm can be exposed easily, without undressing.

•Bring the consent form to school.

Please note for safety, confidentiality and efficiency, we are not able to accommodate parents who wish to remain with their child during immunization in our school clinics. To discuss alternatives such as our daily Constellation clinic and evening catch-up clinics please call 613-PARENTS.

Grade 7’s who miss the Fall clinic will be able to receive their vaccines at the Spring clinic. If your grade 8 child missed a vaccine in grade 7, or if you have questions about the grade 7 vaccines please call Ottawa Public Health (OPHIC) at 613-580-6744 and ask to speak to a nurse.

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