7/8 Immunization Clinic Reminders

posted Dec 5, 2016, 10:50 AM by Kelly Nixon

Ottawa Public Health will be holding immunization clinics at Sacred Heart on December 7,8,9.

These vaccines are publicly-funded, and available at no cost to you.


All students in grade 7 (born in 2004) and all female students in grade 8 (born in 2003), will receive vaccine

consent forms this week for hepatitis B, human papillomavirus (HPV) and meningococcal disease at school. PLEASE BRING CONSENT FORMS BACK FOR DAY #1 OF THE CLINIC.


Grade 7 students will be offered hepatitis B, human papillomavirus (HPV) and meningococcal disease vaccines to be given at school. Grade 8 female students will be offered human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV).


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 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 Ottawa Public Health (OPH) at 613-580-6744 and ask to speak to a public health nurse. Or for more information and links to a downloadable consent form:http://www.parentinginottawa.com/en/youth/immunization.asp