Important Information for Parents /Guardians of Students in Grades 7-12 — Region of Waterloo Public Health 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.
Enforcement of the Immunization of School Pupils Act is expected to resume next school year. Students are being encouraged to catch-up on their vaccines now to avoid suspension when enforcement begins.
Public Health is offering clinics to help get students back on track with their vaccinations. Many appointments are available in the month of June in both Cambridge and Waterloo locations.
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 have received a letter in the mail letting you know which vaccines are missing.
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/3MDSiXy 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.