Remember Parents: Meningococcal protection is MANDATORY for all students who go to school in Ontario.
Those students currently in Grade 7, 8 and 9 continue to be eligible for publicly funded vaccinations (Hepatitis B, Meningococcal and HPV) and can arrange to have them completed at their healthcare provider’s office. Parents must call us to ensure the vaccines are delivered to your healthcare provider’s office prior to making your appointment, as they do not routinely have them in stock.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Currently, our CK Public Health nurses are not providing any routine or catch-up immunizations in local high schools. Any required shots are to be received at your regular family healthcare provider. Tetanus booster shots are required every ten years for all teens. The Tdap (Adacel) shot provided to adolescents protects not only against Tetanus but also against Diphtheria and Pertussis. Once you receive your shot – don’t forget to report it to us! Online or via phone 519-355-1071 ext. 5900.
If you missed your Meningococcal (Menactra) vaccine in grade 7 it can only be obtained free through CK Public Health for those born after 1997. Please call 519-355-1071 ext. 5900 for an appointment.
Note: Both Adacel and Menactra vaccines are a school requirement for all high school students.