Region of Waterloo Public Health Now Offering Grade 7 to 12 Immunization Catch-Up Clinics
Under the Immunization of School Pupils Act, all primary and secondary students need to have proof of immunization against diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, meningococcal disease, pertussis and varicella (chickenpox). If your child was born in 2006 or later, they are also eligible to receive or complete their series of Hepatitis B and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines. Public Health is offering clinics to help get students back on track with their vaccinations.
If your child is in grade 7 to 12 this school year (2021/2022) and not up-to-date on their routine vaccines, you will receive a letter in the mail letting you know which vaccines are missing.
Parents of students in grades 7 and 8 will also be sent information through the school to invite them to book an appointment to start or complete their child’s school program vaccines (hepatitis B, HPV and meningococcal).
Starting in April 2022, appointments will be available at The Public Health Vaccine Clinics at 435 The Boardwalk in Waterloo and at 99 Beechwood Rd in Cambridge for students who need immunization.
Before booking an appointment, parents/students should update their immunization records with Public Health using one of the following methods:
- Online at the following link: https://bit.ly/3v9rwPT
- By calling 519-575-4400 ext. 5001 (Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm)
- Phone 519-575-4400 Ext 5001
- Fax 519-885-7260
Appointments for students in grade 7 to 12 can be booked online using the following link https://bit.ly/3pyLr8f or by calling 519-575-4400 ext 5001. Translation is available for those who require it.
If you have questions about the Vaccine Program catch-up process, please call 519-575-4400 ext. 5001.