The clinics will be open to youth who have previously received a dose of Hepatitis B (HB) or Human Papillomavirus (HPV), and/or the Meningococcal (MenC-ACYW-135) vaccine and still need to complete the series, or to students who have not yet received these vaccinations and need to start a series.
Typically, HPPH would hold school clinics so students could receive these immunizations at school, but during the COVID-19 pandemic, these school-based clinics could not be held. This has resulted in many youth not being up to date on immunizations.
It is encouraged that youth stay up-to-date with their immunizations. Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health for Huron Perth said that, “Routine immunizations help build up and strengthen the immune system, protecting youth from serious diseases.”
Under the Immunization of Schools Pupils Act (ISPA), students in elementary and secondary school are required to provide proof of immunization against certain diseases, including meningitis.
To know if your child has received these immunizations, you can check by looking at your child’s immunization record using the Immunization Connect Ontario (ICON) system. You can also visit hpph.ca to access immunization records, or call 1-888-221-2133.
Below are youth vaccine clinics. All clinics will take place from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
- June 28 | Stratford Rotary Complex | 353 McCarthy Road, Stratford
- June 29 | Libro Community Hall | 239 Bill Fleming Drive, Clinton
- July 6 | Pyramid Recreation Centre | 317 James Street South, St. Marys
- July 12 | Steve Kerr Memorial Complex | 965 Binning Street West, Listowel
- July 13 | Seaforth & District Community Centre | 122 Duke Street, Seaforth
- July 26 | Wingham Knights of Columbus Centre | 99 Kerr Drive, Wingham
- August 17 | Goderich Memorial Arena | 180 McDonald Street, Goderich
- August 18 | Stratford Intermediate School | 60 St. Andrew Street, Stratford