School Immunization Clinic Dates — Fall 2018


Public Health vaccination clinics for Grade 7 students are set to begin at local Chatham-Kent elementary schools again this fall to protect against:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Meningococcal Disease
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV).

These vaccines are only available free of charge from Chatham-Kent Public Health; they are not available from your doctor. Only those students with signed and completed consent forms can receive these shots. If you would like your child to receive these immunizations and have not completed a consent form, please call us at 519-355-1071 ext 5900.

A team of nurses will be at the schools listed below, on these scheduled clinic days.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
St. Anne
W.J. Baird

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
St. Joe’s (Chatham)

Thursday, October 11, 2018 
King George
St. Vincent

Monday, October 15, 2018
Queen Elizabeth
Merlin Area

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Our Lady of Fatima
Gregory Drive

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Wheatley Area
St. Joseph (Tilbury)
Old Colony

Thursday, October 18, 2018
Wallaceburg District
Wallaceburg Christian

Monday, October 22, 2018
Good Shepherd
Thamesville Area

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Ste. Catherine
Ste. Philippe

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Tilbury Area
Ste. Francis

Thursday, October 25, 2018
St. Elizabeth
Holy Family
Christ the King

Monday, October 29, 2018
St. Ursula
Georges P. Vanier

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Harwich Raleigh
Charing Cross Christian

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Chatham Christian

Thursday, November 1, 2018
Monsignor Uyen
Victor Lauriston

Monday, November 5, 2018
Indian Creek

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Dresden Area
Dresden Private Mennonite

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Winston Churchill
St. Agnes

Thursday, November 8, 2018
Ridgetown District
St. Michaels

*All schools/dates are subject to change.

** If your child’s school is not listed please contact us 519-355-1071 ext. 5900 to make arrangements to receive immunizations.


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  1. Tanya Wilkins on

    Hello…I was under the impression that they had to have these immunizations. Is this true?

    • Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit on

      Thanks for your question Tanya.
      The meningitis (MenC-ACYW135 Menactra) vaccination is required for all students according to the Ontario Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA).
      The hepatitis B and HPV vaccines are highly recommended, but not mandatory.
      If you would like more information or have further questions please give us a call 519-355-1071 ext. 5900

  2. Exemptions are available for the meningitis vaccination. Why don’t you mention this? The meningitis vaccine is not “mandatory”. You can get an exemption.

    • Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit on

      The immunization of children against vaccine preventable diseases is one of the most important ways to promote their health and a cornerstone of Public Health practice. Meningococcal disease is easily spread and 10% of those who develop Meningitis will die. Exemptions for medical, philosophical or religious reasons are available for those who choose not to immunize their children.

  3. According to the immunization of school pupils act (ISPA) you can easily get an exemption if you do not want to get a vaccine. According to health Canada vaccines cannot be made mandatory in Canada. According to the Ontario healthcare consent act, consent must be informed and given voluntarily and not obtained through misrepresentation or fraud. It is legally required to inform parents that exemptions are available and vaccines are not mandatory.

  4. Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit on

    Exemptions are available and as of September 1, 2017 a booked appointment and an education session at Chatham-Kent Public Health WISH Clinic Services is required. A certificate will be issued to the parent upon completion. A signed and notarized affidavit for every student must also be completed and returned to Public Health to avoid school suspension.
    Parental consent is obtained after the review of provided immunization fact sheets and by written signature before any shot is provided by our staff at school. Those with additional questions or concerns are asked to contact us at 519-355-1071 ext. 5900.