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.

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.

Grade 7 students

This fall, the Brant County Health Unit will be at your child’s school offering free vaccinations to Grade 7 students for hepatitis B, human papillomavirus (HPV) and meningitis (Men C-ACYW-135).

Please complete the following School Vaccination Form to let us know if you DO or DO NOT want your child to receive these vaccines during the school clinic: www.bchu.org/SchoolVaccinationConsent. A form needs to be submitted for every registered student, please ensure you complete the form no later than 1 week before your school’s scheduled clinic.

To find out when we will be at your child’s school, visit www.bchu.org/SchoolClinics.

Please note, when providing consent, you are consenting to the full vaccine series. The meningitis vaccine requires only one dose, while the hepatitis B and HPV vaccines require two doses, 6 months apart – Brant County Health Unit will be returning to your child’s school in the spring to provide the second dose.

Please note, if your child has received or is planning to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster this fall, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) has determined that COVID-19 vaccines may be administered at any time before, any time after, or at the same time as a non-COVID-19 vaccine(s). This includes the vaccines BCHU will be offering during these school clinics. Please note BCHU will not be providing the COVID-19 vaccine during these clinics. To arrange a COVID-19 vaccine for your child, you may visit www.bchu.org/COVID19Vaccines.

If your child is not attending school in person or will be absent on the scheduled clinic date, vaccinations can be received at the Brant County Health Unit by appointment. Please contact us at 519-753-4937 ext. 451 to schedule this visit. If you wish for your child to get vaccinated by a family doctor, please contact their office directly.

For more information, contact us at 519-753-4937 ext. 451 if you have

This fall, the Brant County Health Unit will be returning to your child’s school to offer publicly funded hepatitis B, human papillomavirus (HPV) and meningitis (Men C-ACYW-135) vaccinations to Grade 7 students. The Brant County Health Unit recognizes some Grade 8 students may have missed these school vaccines in Grade 7. Your Grade 8 child may still receive these vaccines for free and can be included in this vaccination clinic if they have not yet received a first dose or are due or overdue for a second dose of any of the above vaccines.

If you previously provided consent for your child to receive these vaccines during our school-based clinics last year or during a clinic at the health unit, this consent is still valid. You are not required to provide consent again.

If you have not previously provided consent but would like your child to receive these vaccines at the school clinic, please complete the School Vaccine Consent Form: www.bchu.org/SchoolVaccinationConsent. Please ensure you complete the form no later than 1 week before your school’s scheduled clinic.  To find out when we will be at your child’s school, please visit www.bchu.org/SchoolClinics.

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

  • You are not sure if you previously provided consent for your child to receive these vaccines
  • You previously provided consent for your child to receive these vaccines but would like to withdraw consent
  • Your child received these vaccines at a family doctor’s office (report at www.bchu.org/emunization)
  • There has been any update in your child’s health history since you provided consent
  • Your child is not attending school in person or will be absent on the scheduled clinic date, but you would like to schedule an appt at BCHU to receive the vaccines (Please note, you can also follow up with your child’s family doctor to receive these vaccines)

 

Please note, if your child has received or is planning to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster this fall, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) has determined that COVID-19 vaccines may be administered at any time before, any time after, or at the same time as a non-COVID-19 vaccine(s). Please note BCHU will not be providing the COVID-19 vaccine during these clinics. To arrange a COVID-19 vaccine for your child, you may visit www.bchu.org/COVID19Vaccines.

For more information, contact us at 519-753-4937 ext. 451.

April 2024

Date School
Tuesday, April 23 Braemar School
Central Baptist Academy
Hope Reformed Christian School
Wednesday, April 24 Oakland-Scotland Public 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
Onondaga Brant School
Friday, May 3 Holy Family School
Paris Central Elementary School
Tuesday, May 7 St. Gabriel Catholic Elementary School
Wednesday, May 8 Ste. Maguerite-Bourgeoys Catholic School
Agnes G. Hodge Public School
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 St. Pius Catholic Elementary School
Thursday, May 23 Walter Gretzky Elementary School
Friday, May 24 North Ward School
Monday, May 27 Bellview Public School
Ecole Confederation
Tuesday, May 28 Cobblestone Elementary School
Wednesday, May 29 St. Theresa School
Madonna Della Libera Catholic Elementary School
Thursday, May 30 Christ the King School
Lansdown-Costain Public School
Friday, May 31 Princess Elizabeth Public School
Ecole Dufferin

 

June 2024

Date School
Monday, June 3 Brantford Christian 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

 

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