Immunization reminder for students and parents of Grade 7 & 8

posted Oct 29, 2015, 11:47 AM by School Websites
Ottawa Public Health will be holding immunization clinics at the school on Monday Nov 9 and Tuesday Nov 10 2015. These vaccines are publicly-funded, and available at no cost to you.

On Monday November 2nd  your child will receive  the vaccine consent form(s) from Ottawa Public Health.  Your child needs to return the signed consent form(s) at the school immunization clinic in order to receive the vaccines.  

All students in grade 7, and students born in the year 2003, have received consent forms for hepatitis B and meningococcal disease vaccines. 

All female students in grade 8, and female born in the year 2002, have received a consent form for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

You are encouraged to talk with your child about the vaccines; and ideally both you and your child should sign the consent form.

On the day of the school clinic, remind your child to:
            • Eat a good breakfast.
            • Bring an extra juice or a snack to school.
            • Wear short sleeves or a loose shirt so that his or her upper arm is exposed easily, without undressing
            • Bring the signed consent forms with them to the school clinic
Students who miss a clinic will be able to receive the vaccine at the next school clinic.

If you have any questions, please call the Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744 and ask to speak to a public health nurse.