Grade 7/8 School Clinics

The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) offers school-based immunization clinics to Grade 7 and 8 students for publicly funded hepatitis B, human papillomavirus (HPV) and meningitis (Men C-ACYW-135) vaccines in elementary schools in fall and spring each year.

All parents of Grade 7 and 8 students should complete the School Vaccination Form to opt out or consent to their child receiving these vaccines during the school-based clinics.

These vaccines greatly reduce the risk of your child getting sick with these diseases and, in the case of HPV, can prevent cervical cancer as well as certain types of head and neck cancers. They are safe, effective, and recommended as part of Ontario’s Routine Immunization Schedule. The meningitis vaccine (Men-C-ACYW-135) is different than the meningitis vaccination routinely provided at one year of age and is required by law for all children, Grade 7 and older, attending school in Ontario, unless otherwise exempted.

For more information on each vaccine, please review the Fact Sheets.

The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) will be returning to elementary schools this spring to offer immunization clinics to Grade 7 and 8 students for publicly funded Hepatitis BHuman Papillomavirus (HPV) and Meningitis (Men C-ACYW-135) vaccines. This clinic is for students who are due or overdue for a second dose or who have not yet received a first dose. The Meningitis vaccine requires only one dose, while the Hepatitis B and HPV vaccines require two. Clinics are scheduled between April 23 and June 7 – please see the 2024 School Clinic Schedule tab below.

Please note, parents who have previously provided consent to BCHU for their child to receive these vaccines, this would have been consent for the vaccine series. Consent is not required again.

Parents who would like their child to receive these vaccines at the school clinic (and have not previously provided consent) should complete the School Vaccination Form no later than 1 week before the school’s scheduled clinic.

Parents should contact BCHU Vaccine Preventable Disease program at 519-753-4937 ext. 451 to speak to a nurse if:

  • They are not sure if you previously provided consent for your child to receive these vaccines.
  • They previously provided consent for your child to receive these vaccines but would like to withdraw consent.
  • Their child received these vaccines at a family doctor’s office (report at www.bchu.org/emunization).
  • There has been an update to the child’s health history since consent was provided.
  • Their child is not attending school in person, but they would like to schedule an appointment at BCHU to receive the vaccines (Note: Parents can also follow up with the child’s family doctor to receive these vaccines).

These vaccines greatly reduce the risk of a child getting sick with these diseases and, in the case of HPV, can prevent certain types of head and neck cancers. They are safe, effective, and recommended as part of Ontario’s Routine Immunization Schedule. The Meningitis vaccine is required by law for all children, Grade 7 and older, attending school in Ontario, unless otherwise exempted. To ensure that individuals remain safe from vaccine preventable diseases and to maintain a high level of community protection, it is important that routine vaccinations are maintained.

For more information on each vaccine, please review the Fact Sheets for Grade 7 Immunizations tab below.

For more information on the Grade 7 School Clinics, please call 519-753-4937 ext. 451.

April 2024

Date School
Tuesday, April 23 Braemar School
Central Baptist Academy
Wednesday, April 24 Oakland-Scotland Public School

Onondaga Brant School

Thursday, April 25 Echo Place School
Woodman-Cainsville School
Friday, April 26 Centennial – Grand Woodlands Public School
Russell Reid Public School
Monday, April 29 Resurrection School
Our Lady of Providence School
Tuesday, April 30 Blessed Sacrament School
Burford District Elementary School

May 2024

Date School
Wednesday, May 1 Branlyn Community School
Notre Dame Catholic Elementary School
Thursday, May 2 St. Peter School

Agnes G. Hodge Public School (Grade 8 only)

Friday, May 3 Holy Family School
Paris Central Elementary School
Tuesday, May 7 St. Gabriel Catholic Elementary School
Wednesday, May 8 Ste. Marguerite-Bourgeoys Catholic School
Agnes G. Hodge Public School (Grade 7 only)
Thursday, May 9 St. Basil Catholic Elementary Schol
Friday, May 10 Edith Monture Elementary School
Monday, May 13 Grandview Public School
Cedarland Public School
Tuesday, May14 Sacred Heart School
Wednesday, May 15 Greenbrier Public School
St. Leo School
Thursday, May 16 Glen Morris Public School
St. George-German Public School
Tuesday, May 21 St. Patrick School
Brier Park Public School
Wednesday, May 22 Hope Reformed Christian School

St. Pius Catholic Elementary School

Thursday, May 23 Walter Gretzky Elementary School
Friday, May 24 Cobblestone Elementary School
Monday, May 27 Bellview Public School
Ecole Confederation
Tuesday, May 28 North Ward School
Wednesday, May 29 St. Theresa School
Thursday, May 30 Christ the King School

Madonna Della Libera Catholic Elementary School

Friday, May 31 Princess Elizabeth Public School
Ecole Dufferin

 

June 2024

Date School
Tuesday, June 4  Major Ballachey Public School
Holy Cross School
Wednesday, June 5 Banbury Heights Public School
Prince Charles Elementary School
Thursday, June 6 Central Public School
King George Elementary School
Friday, June 7 Mount Pleasant School
James Hillier Public School
Monday, June 10 Brantford Christian School

Lansdown-Costain Public School

 

The hep B, HPV and meningitis vaccines are given to males and females in Grade 7.

Hepatitis B

Disease fact sheets: hep B
Vaccine fact sheets: 
hep B

Meningococcal Disease (meningitis)

  • This vaccine is different than the meningitis vaccine usually given at age one. It acts as a booster and provides protection against three more types of meningitis.

Disease fact sheets: meningitis
Vaccine fact sheets: meningitis

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Disease fact sheets: HPV
Vaccine fact sheets: HPV

Students who missed one or more doses of their Grd 7 Vaccines (Hep B, HPV and Men-C-ACYW-135) may still be able to receive these vaccines publicly funded. Please review the eligibility chart below. Please follow up with your family doctor’s office to review or reach out to the Vaccine Preventable Disease team to book your child into a catch up clinic at BCHU”.

 

Vaccine

 

Current eligibility

 

Impacted cohort

Remains eligible for missed doses until  

Special considerations

Hep B (Recombivax or Engerix)  

Grades 7 to 12(a)

Students who graduated in the 2022/23 school year

(born in 2005b, and 2006)(b)

Aug 31, 2024

(must complete series)

These vaccines are typically provided through school- based clinics; however, if health care providers have eligible patients requesting a vaccine, contact the local health unit for a special release access to administer the vaccine(s) directly.
 

 

HPV-9

(Gardasil 9)

 

 

Grades 7 to 12

Students who graduated in the 2019/20c, 2020/21(c), 2021/22 and 2022/23 school years

(born in 2002, 2003, or 2004,

2005 and 2006)(d)

 

Aug 31, 2024

(must complete series)

 

 

Men-C- ACYW135

(Nimenrix)

Grades 7 to 12 and those born in or after

1997

 

 

 

N/A

 

Remains eligible until vaccine is received

a* As of September 2022, all students in grades 7 to end of grade 12 are eligible for the publicly funded Hep B vaccine.

b* Individuals aged 16 years and older require a 3-dose Hep B immunization schedule as per the Canadian Immunization Guide

c* Females only as per publicly funded program criteria. Males in grade 7 became eligible in 2016. These males were born in 2004.

d* Individuals aged 15 years and older require a 3-dose HPV-9 immunization schedule as per the Canadian Immunization Guide