HPPH to host vaccination clinics for Grade 7 students for HPV, Hep B and Meningitis

Huron Perth Public Health

Huron Perth Public Health will soon hold a number of routine vaccination clinics for Grade 7 students across their health region.

Regular vaccinations for Meningococcal, Hepatitis B, and the HPV virus will be conducted. The HPPH release states “the Meningococcal vaccine is required for school attendance, according to the Immunization of School Pupils Act. Students need two doses of both the Hep B and HPV vaccines in order to be fully protected from these diseases.” Clinics will be held Saturday, October 23rd at the Goderich Memorial Arena from 9 a.m until 2 p.m, Monday, October 25th at the St. Marys Pyramid Rec Centre from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m., Tuesday, October 26th at the Wingham Knights of Columbus Centre from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. and on Saturday, October 30th at the Stratford Rotary Complex from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Clinics will be by appointment. To book one, visit http://www.hpph.ca/grade7vaccines or call 1-833-753-2098. If your child can’t attend these clinics, there will be vaccination opportunities in the future, or you can arrange to have them administered by a family healthcare provider.