Health Unit holding catch-up vaccine clinics for high school students

Huron Perth, ON – To help students get up to date with routine immunizations, Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) will offer catch-up community clinics starting next week and continuing through the summer. 

Routine immunizations for school-age youth include protection against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap vaccine); human papillomavirus (HPV vaccine); hepatitis B (Hep B vaccine); and meningococcal disease (MenC-ACYW-135 vaccine). 

Typically, students receive these immunizations at school-based clinics. However, disruptions to healthcare services during the COVID-19 pandemic have meant that many youth have not been able to stay up to date on immunizations. 

 “We encourage youth and their parents/guardians to take the opportunity to stay up-to-date on their immunizations,” says Dr. Lauren Hayward, Physician Consultant at Huron Perth Public Health. “Routine immunizations help build up and strengthen the immune system, protecting youth from serious diseases.”

Under Ontario’s Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA), all students attending elementary or secondary school are required to provide proof of immunization against certain diseases, including tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis.

HPPH is holding Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis) immunization clinics in May and June for youth born in 2004-2006.  Appointments are available for the following locations and dates:

  • Wednesday, May 25 | Libro Hall | 239 Bill Fleming Dr., Clinton | 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm 
  • Thursday, May 26 | Steve Kerr Memorial Complex | 965 Binning St. West, Listowel | 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm 
  • Tuesday, May 31 | Stratford Rotary Complex | 353 McCarthy Rd., Stratford | 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm 
  • Wednesday, June 8 | Goderich Memorial Arena, | 180 McDonald St., Goderich | 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm 
  • Friday, June 10 | HPPH Clinton site| 77722B London Rd., RR #5, Clinton | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm 
  • Friday, June 10 | HPPH West Gore site| 653 West Gore St., Stratford | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm 

Appointments for the Tdap clinics for youth born in 2004-2006 can be booked online at or by calling our booking line at 1-833-753-2098.  If your child has already received the Tdap vaccine, please ensure you have reported it to HPPH.  To view or submit immunizations, please visit or call 1-888-221-2133. 

In July and August, HPPH will hold clinics to offer HPV, Hep B, and MenC-ACYW-135 vaccines for students born in 2009, and those born in 2007-2008 who previously missed receiving these immunizations. Appointments for the July and August clinics will be available once clinic dates are finalized. Please do not try to book for one of these vaccinations at the May or June clinics; only Tdap vaccine will be available at the May and June clinics.

In the fall, HPPH plans to resume school-based immunization clinics.


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