Grade 7 Immunization Clinic (October 21-23)

posted Oct 16, 2019, 7:49 AM by Kelly Nixon
What? Ottawa Public Health Grade 7 Immunization Clinics At Sacred Heart
When? Once in the Fall (October 21-23) and once in the Spring (April 28-30).

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  613-580-6744.
Grade 7’s who miss the Fall clinic will be able to receive their vaccines at the Spring 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.