Health Unit holding community vaccine clinics for grade seven students

Huron Perth, ON – Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) will be holding vaccination clinics for grade seven students across Huron Perth to provide the routine grade seven vaccines: Meningococcal, Hepatitis B (Hep B), and Human Papillomavirus (HPV).  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.

Current grade seven students, as well as youth who were in grade seven in 2020-21, who need to complete their two-dose series, may attend one of the clinics. Due to COVID-19, HPPH is holding community clinics this year in place of the usual school-based clinics.   “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 against contracting and spreading preventable disease.”


Clinics will be held as follows:

Saturday, October 23 | Goderich Memorial Arena | 180 McDonald Street, Goderich | 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Monday, October 25 | St. Marys Pyramid Recreation Centre | 317 James Street South, St. Marys | 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tuesday, October 26 | Wingham Knights of Columbus Centre | 99 Kerr Drive, Wingham | 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 30 | Stratford Rotary Complex | 353 McCarthy Road, Stratford | 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Clinics are by appointment.  To book an appointment, please visit or call 1-833-753-2098.  If you are unable to attend one of these clinics, there will be other opportunities to receive the vaccines in the future, or you may arrange to obtain them through your health care provider.

COVID-19 vaccines will also be available at these school-focused immunization clinics for students born in 2009 or earlier, and for parents who have not yet received a first or second dose.  COVID-19 vaccines may be given at the same time as, or any time before or after, other vaccines.


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