For Parents & Legal Guardians

Toronto Public Health visits approximately 423 schools every year to offer free vaccination to Grade 7 students. The three vaccines are:

*Your child must have up-to-date vaccination for meningococcal vaccine or have a valid exemption to avoid school suspension.

The consent package is sent home with the students in early September. Parents should return the signed consent form, even if you choose not to have your child vaccinated. This will avoid repeated forms being sent to your home.

Note: The vaccines are not free at the doctor’s, unless by special order from Toronto Public Health.

HPV Vaccination Research Findings

Since 2007, 99 countries and territories have human papillomavirus vaccination programs. A Canadian researcher published a study in the Lancet, showing strong evidence that human papillomavirus vaccination prevents infections, genital and anal warts, and precancerous lesion at a population level. The impacts were seen in both females and males. This is further evidence that human papillomavirus vaccination will have a significant impact on preventing cancer and warts.

High school students who missed the meningococcal and hepatitis B vaccines are still eligible for the free vaccines through our community clinics. High school female students are also eligible for the HPV vaccine series. Make an appointment online.

Choose one of the following options:

  • Report online (also allows you to see your child’s immunization records online.)
  • Call us at 416-392-1250

To reduce barriers, we offer:

  • Interpreter services, when you telephone
  • Free translation of student foreign immunization records for Toronto Students
  • A free downloadable app to keep your family’s immunization record all in one place
  • Free immunization clinics for students without a health card

Students without the required vaccines will receive two notices asking for updated immunization information. To avoid school suspension, please report your child’s immunization, every time they receive a vaccine or booster.