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Immunization Clinic - November 13, 2019

Immunization Clinic
Posted on 11/05/2019

2019-2020

Fall School Clinic Reminder for

Grade 7 & 8 parents and students. 

What?  Ottawa Public Health vaccine clinics at your child’s school

When?    November 13, 2019 and May 15, 2020.

How does my child get the vaccine?

  • All students in grade 7, (students born in 2007), will receive a package at school with consent forms for hepatitis B, human papillomavirus (HPV) and meningococcal disease vaccines one (1) to two (2) weeks before the clinic date. 
  • If you don’t see a package speak with your child.
  • These vaccines are publicly-funded, so no payment is needed.

What do I do with the package?

Both you and your child should:

  1. Read the vaccine fact sheets
  2. Sign the consent form for EACH vaccine you want your child to get.

 On the day of the school clinic, your child should:

  • Eat a good breakfast.
  • Bring an extra juice or snack to school.
  • Wear short sleeves or a loose shirt so that the upper arm can be exposed easily, without undressing.
  • Bring the consent form to school.

 Please note for safety, confidentiality and efficiency, we are not able to accommodate parents who wish to remain with their child during immunization in our school clinics. To discuss alternatives such as our daily Constellation clinic and evening catch-up clinics please call 613-PARENTS.

Grade 7’s who miss the November 13th clinic will be able to receive their vaccines at the May 15th clinic.
If your grade 8 child missed a vaccine in grade 7, or if you have questions about the grade 7 vaccines please call Ottawa Public Health (OPHIC) at 613-580-6744 and ask to speak to a nurse.

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