They may qualify for free Hepatitis B, Meningococcal and Human Papillomavirus vaccines that are offered FREE to grade 7 students in Chatham-Kent.
Nurses from the Public Health Unit visit each school and provide these vaccinations. They are not free from a Health Care Provider.
- Hepatitis B is an infection of the liver caused by a virus. There is no cure. The vaccine is a series of two shots, four to six months apart. It is offered free to grade 7-8 students.
- Meningococcal Disease is caused by bacteria. It can cause serious infections of the brain, spinal cord and blood. This vaccine is one shot. It is offered free to grade 7-12 students. Students, who have not yet received the vaccine, remain eligible and are required to receive it.
- Human Papillomavarius is virus that can cause diseases in the genital area and may develop into cancer. The vaccine is a series of two (or three) shots offered free to all grade 7 students (boys and girls). Please call for eligibility criteria for those students not in Grade 7.
Call the immunization intake line at 519.355.1071 ext 5900 for more information.