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Due to school closures across Ontario in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, parents/guardians of children in Grade 7/8 are encouraged to connect with their child’s or family’s pediatrician, family doctor, or nurse practitioner to receive immunizations (i.e., Menactra) that they would have otherwise received through the school-based immunization clinic.

It is recommended to obtain your child’s up-to-date immunization records from or call the Health Unit and take it to your appointment.

If you are unable to reach your child’s or family’s pediatrician, family doctor, or nurse practitioner, call the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit at 519-258-2146 ext.1222 and we would be happy to refer you to one in the community.

Reminder: When your child receives their vaccinations, report and update your child’s immunization record online to ensure that we have the most up to date information.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

The vaccinations that public health provides for free will protect your school-aged child against the following diseases:

  • Hepatitis B infections 
  • Meningococcal disease
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

The Meningococcal disease vaccine (Menactra) is a required vaccine according to the Immunization of School Pupil’s Act (1990.

The Hepatitis B and HPV vaccines are highly recommended.

Please take the time to review the Parent/Guardian Information Letter, School Immunization Fact Sheet, and School Immunization Consent Form sent home from your child’s school.

Please complete these School Immunization Consent Forms with a “yes” or “no” response.

Please note: This consent form is intended to be printed, filled out, signed, and returned to your child's school. Please keep the Fact Sheet for your information. 

If you require assistance with these forms, please call the Healthy Schools Help Desk at 519-258-2146, ext. 1555.

For further information on individual vaccines, please visit the Immunize Canada website.