Updated January 25, 2023

Vaccines are our best defence against many diseases.

The following vaccines are available at school immunization program clinics:

  • Meningococcal vaccine (prevents meningitis)
  • Human Papillomavirus vaccine (prevents cancers)
  • Hepatitis B vaccine (prevents liver disease and cancer)

In Ontario, the Immunization of School Pupil Act (ISPA) requires all students to be up to date with Meningococcal vaccines or have a valid exemption even if they received a Meningococcal vaccine as a child. Toronto Public Health (TPH) is currently investigating a Meningococcal Disease outbreak. The Meningococcal quadrivalent vaccine offered at our clinics includes coverage for this rare strain. Hepatitis B and Human Papillomavirus vaccines are strongly recommended. For more information, visit our school immunization program resources section.

How to Get Vaccinated:

Read about the benefits of receiving these vaccines, and review the Hepatitis BHuman Papillomavirus (HPV) and Meningococcal vaccine fact sheets for more information. Speak to a health care provider if you have questions or concerns.

There are several opportunities to get vaccinated:

  • Grade 7 to 8 students can get vaccinated during school hours through our School Immunization Program. Catch-up School Immunization Program clinics will also be offered during school hours for secondary school students.
  • These vaccines are also available for eligible individuals, free of cost, at City-run vaccination clinics. Booking an appointment at City-run vaccination clinics is strongly recommended. Based on capacity, walk ins are available at these clinics.
  • Contact your health care providers, who can order vaccines from Toronto Public Health to vaccinate eligible patients in-office. Report vaccinations received from health care providers.

School Immunization Program Schedule

Additional secondary schools continue to be added to the schedule as they are confirmed. Please check back regularly.

School Name Address Date
L’Amoreaux Collegiate Institute 2501 Bridletowne Cir, Scarborough, ON 02/27/2023
Central Toronto Academy 570 Shaw St, Toronto, ON 02/27/2023
St John Henry Newman Catholic School 100 Brimley Rd S, Scarborough, ON 03/02/2023
North Albion Collegiate Institute 2580 Kipling Ave, Etobicoke, ON 03/07/2023
Paul Penna Downtown Jewish Day School 750 Spadina Ave., Toronto, ON 03/08/223
Greenwood College School 443 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON 03/08/2023
UMC High School – Main Campus 425 McCowan Road, Toronto, ON 03/09/2023
Willowdale High School 160 Eglinton Ave E 5th Floor, Toronto, ON 02/07/2023
Emery Collegiate Institute 3395 Weston Rd, North York, ON 02/07/2023
Royal St. George’s College 120 Howland Ave, Toronto, ON 02/10/2023
St. Basil-The-Great College School 20 Starview Ln, North York, ON 02/14/2023
John Polanyi Collegiate Institute 640 Lawrence Ave W, North York, ON 02/16/2023
Ursula Franklin Academy 146 Glendonwynne Rd, Toronto, ON 02/16/2023
Braemar College 229 College St, Toronto, ON 02/21/2023
Urban International School 2 Champagne Drive Unit D6 02/22/2023
The York School 1320 Yonge St, Toronto, ON 01/30/2023
Madinatul Uloom Academy (boys only) 710 Progress Ave. Scarborough, ON 01/30/2023
Madinatul Uloom Academy Scarborough (girls only) 670 Progress Avenue, Scarborough ON 01/30/2023
Salaheddin Islamic School 741 Kennedy Rd, Scarborough, ON 01/31/2023
Toronto Prep School 250 Davisville Ave, Toronto, ON 02/03/2023
Wexford Collegiate School For The Arts 1176 Pharmacy Ave, Scarborough, ON 03/01/2023
Brebeuf College School 211 Steeles Ave E, North York, ON 03/01/2023
Subway Academy II 64 Baldwin St, Toronto, ON 03/01/2023
École secondaire catholique Saint-Frère-André 330 Lansdowne Ave Unit A, Toronto, ON 03/01/2023
University of Toronto Schools 371 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON 03/01/2023
David and Mary Thomson Collegiate Institute 125 Brockley Dr, Scarborough, ON 03/02/2023
CALC Secondary School 1 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON 03/02/2023
Sir John A Macdonald Collegiate Institute 2300 Pharmacy Ave, Scarborough, ON 03/03/2023
North Toronto Christian School 255 Yorkland Blvd, North York, ON 03/06/2023
St Michaels College School 1515 Bathurst St, York, ON 03/06/2023
James Cardinal McGuigan Catholic High School 1440 Finch Ave W, North York, ON 03/07/2023
Father Henry Carr Catholic Secondary School 1760 Martin Grove Etobicoke, ON 02/21/2023
St. Michael’s Choir School 66 Bond St, Toronto, ON 02/21/2023
Monarch Park Collegiate Institute 1 Hanson St, Toronto, ON 02/22/2023
School of Life Experience 1 Hanson St, Toronto, ON 02/22/2023
Oasis Alternative Secondary School 20 Brant St, Toronto, ON 02/22/2023
Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute 2450 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough, ON 02/23/2023
Georges Vanier Secondary School 3000 Don Mills Rd E, North York, ON 02/23/2023
Bishop Allen Academy Catholic Secondary School 721 Royal York Rd, Etobicoke, ON 02/23/2023
SATEC @ W. A. Porter Collegiate Institute 40 Fairfax Crescent, Scarborough, ON 02/27/2023
L’Amoreaux Collegiate Institute 2501 Bridletowne Cir, Scarborough, ON 02/27/2023
St Mary Catholic Academy 66 Dufferin Park Ave, Toronto, ON 02/27/2023
Winston Churchill Collegiate Institute 2239 Lawrence Ave E, Scarborough, ON 02/28/2023
St. Mother Teresa Catholic Academy 40 Sewells Rd, Scarborough, ON 02/28/2023
Riverdale Collegiate Institute 1094 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON 02/28/2023
Central Technical School 725 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON 02/28/2023
Bloor Collegiate Institute 725 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON 02/28/2023
Sir William Osler High School 1050 Huntingwood Dr, Scarborough, ON 02/15/2023
Bond International College 1500 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough, ON 02/15/2023
Madonna Catholic Secondary School 20 Dubray Ave, North York, ON 02/15/2023
Richview Collegiate Insitute 1738 Islington Ave, Etobicoke, ON 02/15/2023
York Memorial Collegiate Institute 1700 Keele St, York, ON 02/15/2023
Notre Dame High School 12 Malvern Ave, Toronto, ON 02/16/2023
West Hill Collegiate Institute 350 Morningside Ave, Scarborough, ON 02/16/2023
Danforth Collegiate Institute and Technical School 800 Greenwood Ave, Toronto, ON 02/10/2023
Greenwood Secondary School 800 Greenwood Ave, Toronto, ON 02/10/2023
R.H. King Academy 3800 St Clair Ave E, Scarborough, ON 02/13/2023
Subway Academy I 16 Phin Ave, Toronto, ON 02/13/2023
Kapapamahchakwew Wandering Spirit School 16 Phin Ave, Toronto, ON 02/13/2023
St. Joseph’s College School 74 Wellesley St W, Toronto, ON 02/13/2023
Monsignor Percy Johnson Catholic Secondary School 2170 Kipling Ave, Etobicoke, ON 02/13/2023
Crestwood Preparatory College 217 Brookbanks Dr, North York, ON 02/03/2023
St. Clement’s School 21 St Clements Ave, Toronto, ON 02/03/2023
Willow Wood 55 Scarsdale Rd, North York, ON 02/03/2023
Blyth Academy Downsview Park 75 Carl Hall Rd, North York, ON 02/06/2023
Blyth Academy Downsview Park (Grade 7 & 8) 75 Carl Hall Rd, North York, ON 02/06/2023
City School 635 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON 02/06/2023
Frank Oke Secondary School 500 Alliance Ave, York, ON 02/06/2023
Albert Campbell Collegiate Institute 1550 Sandhurst Cir, Scarborough, ON 02/07/2023
St. Patrick Catholic Secondary School 49 Felstead Ave, Toronto, ON 02/07/2023
Loretto College School 151 Rosemount Ave, Toronto, ON 02/07/2023
Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute 3663 Danforth Ave, Scarborough, ON 02/08/2023
York Mills Collegiate Institute 490 York Mills Rd, North York, ON 02/08/2023
Earl Haig Secondary School 100 Princess Ave, North York, ON 02/08/2023
Senator O’Connor College School 60 Rowena Dr, North York, ON 02/09/2023
West Humber Collegiate Institute 1675 Martin Grove Rd, Etobicoke, ON 01/31/2023
Contact Alternative School 132 St Patrick St, Toronto, ON 03/02/2023
De La Salle College 131 Farnham Ave, Toronto, ON 03/07/2023
William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute 20 Tillplain Rd, North York, ON M3H 5R2 02/24/2023
Westview Centennial Secondary School 755 Oakdale Rd, North York, ON 03/02/2023
Westview Centennial Secondary School 755 Oakdale Rd, North York, ON 02/07/2023
Forest Hill Collegiate Institute 730 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON 03/03/2023
Branksome Hall 10 Elm Ave, Toronto, ON 01/27/2023
Metropolitan Preparatory Academy 1 Duncan Mill Rd, North York, ON 02/14/2023
Bayview Glen Independent School 85 Moatfield Dr, North York, ON 01/31/2023
Father John Redmond Catholic Secondary School 28 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr, Etobicoke, ON M8V 4B7 02/03/2023
Dr Norman Bethune Collegiate Institute 200 Fundy Bay Blvd, Scarborough, ON M1W 3G1 02/06/2023
Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton Catholic Secondary School 1515 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1A3 02/06/2023
Woburn Collegiate Institute 2222 Ellesmere Rd, Scarborough, ON M1G 3M3 02/08/2023
Parkdale Collegiate Institute 209 Jameson Ave, Toronto, ON M6K 2Y3 02/08/2023
Loretto Abbey Catholic Secondary School 101 Mason Blvd, North York, ON M5M 3E2 02/09/2023
Lakeshore Collegiate Institute 350 Kipling Ave, Etobicoke, ON M8V 3L1 02/09/2023
Agincourt Collegiate Institute 2621 Midland Ave, Scarborough, ON M1S 1R8 02/10/2023
Cedarbrae Collegiate Institute 550 Markham Rd, Scarborough, ON M1H 2A2 02/10/2023
Dante Alighieri Academy 2 St Andrews Blvd, Etobicoke, ON M9R 1V8 02/10/2023
École secondaire catholique Monseigneur-de-Charbonnel 110 Drewry Ave, North York, ON M2M 1C8 02/13/2023
Victoria Park Collegiate Institute 15 Wallingford Rd, North York, ON M3A 2V1 02/14/2023
Northern Secondary Secondary School 851 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4P 2L5 02/14/2023
Eastdale Collegiate Institute 701 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1Y4 02/15/2023
Don Mills Collegiate Institute 15 The Donway E, North York, ON M3C 1X6 02/16/2023
Silverthorn Collegiate Institute 291 Mill Rd, Etobicoke, ON M9C 1Y5 02/16/2023
George S Henry Academy 200 Graydon Hall Dr, North York, ON M3A 3A6 02/21/2023
East York Collegiate Institute 650 Cosburn Ave., East York, ON M4C 2V2 02/21/2023
Marshall McLuhan Catholic Secondary School 1107 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5N 3B1 02/21/2023
Weston Collegiate Institute 100 Pine St, Toronto, ON M9N 2Y9 02/22/2023
École secondaire Toronto Ouest 330 Lansdowne Ave, Toronto, ON M6H 3Y1 02/22/2023
École secondaire Collège Français 100 Carlton, Toronto, ON 02/23/2023
C W Jefferys Collegiate Institute 340 Sentinel Rd, North York, ON M3J 1V2 02/23/2023
Lester B Pearson Collegiate Institute 150 Tapscott Rd, Scarborough, ON M1B 2L2 02/24/2023
Sir Oliver Mowat Collegiate Institute 5400 Lawrence Ave E, Scarborough, ON M1C 2C6 02/24/2023
St. Joseph’s Morrow Park 3379 BAYVIEW AVE 02/24/2023
Oakwood Collegiate Institute 991 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6E 1A3 02/24/2023
North Toronto Collegiate Institute 17 Broadway Ave, Toronto, ON M4P 1T7 02/27/2023
Étienne-Brûlé secondary school 300 Banbury Rd, North York, ON M2L 2V3 02/28/2023
Parkview Alternative School 1641 Pharmacy Ave Room 205, Scarborough, ON M1R 2L2 03/01/2023

 

Vaccines are safe, effective and one of the most important ways to improve health worldwide and prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Vaccinating children and youth helps protect them against infectious diseases and some cancers, and can prevent children and youth from passing on an infection to other vulnerable people in their family or school community.

Vaccines offered to teens and young adults are safe and protect them from:

  • meningitis and blood infection from meningococcal bacteria
  • liver cancer from hepatitis B virus
  • cancers caused by the HPV virus

Prevent Meningitis

Meningococcal disease is very rare, but it can become life threatening quickly. It is the leading cause of bacterial meningitis in teens and young adults. The bacteria infects the lining of the brain leading to strokes, hearing loss, seizures or blood infection. This vaccine is required to attend school in Ontario, and may be needed for travel and/or postsecondary education.

Meningococcal vaccines are 80-85% effective at protecting against four types of bacteria that cause meningitis.

Prevent Liver Cancer

The hepatitis B virus is spread by infected body fluids. This can include improper cleaning of spa, tattoo, medical and dental instruments. Many people with infection may not have symptoms and can continue to spread the infection to others. Some infections can cause permanent liver damage, cirrhosis and cancer. This vaccine is recommended before travel and for some career choices, like health care.

Hepatitis B vaccines are over 95% effective at protecting against hepatitis B virus infections. Students, ages 11 to 15 need 2 doses, given 6 months apart. Students with a weak immune system or ages 16 and older will need a third dose.

Prevent Other Cancers

There are different types of human papillomavirus (HPV). Many people do not know they are infected and never develop symptoms. Human papillomavirus infections cause many cancers of the mouth, head and neck, cervix and genitals.

The HPV vaccine (Gardasil®-9) is over 95% effective at protecting against 9 types of HPV infections. Students ages 9 to 14 years old need 2 doses, given six months apart. Students with a weak immune system or those who are 15 years and older at the time of their first dose will need a third dose.

Available for free at school immunization program clinics, City-run clinics or some health care provider offices.

Vaccine Who is Currently Eligible?
Meningococcal vaccine

(1 dose)

All grade 7 to 12 students*

Anyone born in 1997 or later

Hepatitis B Vaccine

(2 or 3 doses)

All grade 7 to 12 students*
HPV or Human Papillomavirus Vaccine

(2 or 3 doses)

All grade 7 to 12 students*

Anyone born in 2004**

Females born in 2002 and 2003**

Males up to 26 years, who identify as having sex with men

* Current students in grades 7 to 12 are eligible for all three vaccines regardless of their age.

**If you are born in 2002, 2003, and 2004 and missed HPV vaccine doses due to the pandemic, you have extra time to get vaccinated until August 31, 2023.

Grade 7 & 8

Toronto Public Health is hosting School Immunization Program clinics for Grade 7 and 8 students in schools across Toronto during the school year. These clinics will be held during school hours and no appointment is needed. Information and consent packages will be sent to families. Parental consent will be required.

Resources:

Catch-up Clinics for Secondary School Students

Toronto Public Health provides immunization clinics in schools to vaccinate eligible students with Meningococcal, Human Papillomavirus and Hepatitis B vaccines. These vaccines are usually offered to students in Grade 7 and Grade 8. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the TPH School Immunization Program was paused and many children and youth did not receive these lifesaving vaccines, especially students currently enrolled in Grades 9 and 10.

Toronto Public Health is providing catch-up opportunities for secondary school students who are missing one or more dose(s) of these vaccines. These clinics will be offered on-site during school hours. School principals will provide information to students and their parents/guardians in advance of their school’s clinic date.

Resources:

All Grade 7 to 12 students and other eligible individuals who missed getting these school-based vaccines can attend City-run vaccination clinics to receive any missed doses. COVID-19 vaccines are also available at City-run vaccination clinics.

If you are also receiving a COVID-19 vaccine at the appointment, review the COVID-19 pre-screening questionnaire before attending:

Book an appointment at TPHbookings.ca

Learn more about clinic locations, hours of operations, parking and accessibility options

  1. Read the Vaccine Fact Sheets: Hepatitis BHPV, and Meningococcal-quadrivalent. If you have questions about the vaccines, speak to a health care provider.
  2. Fully complete and sign the vaccine consent form* for each student being immunized (see below for instructions):
    • Can be signed by students 14 years of age and older
    • Must be signed by parent/legal guardian for students less than 14 years
  3. On the day of the clinic, students should bring their:
    • Immunization records
      • If immunization records are in a language besides English, please bring a translated version, or someone who is able to translate them. If neither of these options are available, please email a copy to immunizations@toronto.ca to be translated on your behalf.
    • Health card
    • Recent letter from Toronto Public Health (if applicable)
    • Wear a loose sleeved shirt and eat something before the clinic. Masks must be worn at the clinic.

Please refer to the School Immunization Program – Student & Parent Checklist for Grade 7 & 8 Students or the School Immunization Program – Parent & Student Checklist for Secondary Schools.

*Completing the Vaccine Consent form:

Step 1: Student Information

All fields should be filled out including:

  • Student’s full name (first and last) and personal information.
  • Parent/ guardian cell phone number, the full name of student’s teacher and school they attend.

Step 2: Student Vaccination History

  • Choose the names of the vaccines your child has already received and provide date(s) that each vaccine was given.

Step 3: Health History

  • Check off “Yes” or “No” for each item about your child’s health. Explain any “Yes” responses.

Step 4: Consent for vaccination

  • Check off “Yes” for each vaccines you give permission for your child to receive or “No” for the vaccines you do not give permission for your child to receive.
  • Sign and date the form.

Please note that consent forms submitted to Toronto Public Health are valid for 2 years. If you have already signed a consent form within the past two years another consent form is not required.

Please refer to Student Immunization Program Checklist for more information.

If you received hepatitis B, human papillomavirus (HPV), and meningococcal vaccines from a health care provider other than Toronto Public Health, please report these vaccination(s) to Toronto Public Health online:

  • Create an account on the Immunization Connect Ontario (ICON) tool. You will need the Ontario Health Card of the person whose vaccination record you’re updating in order to access the record on ICON.
  • The records you submit will become available to view in ICON, once processed by Toronto Public Health.

Why report vaccination records to TPH?

Vaccination records for meningococcal vaccines must be reported under the Immunization of School Pupils Act in order for students to continue attending school in Ontario.

Reporting vaccinations with hepatitis B and HPV vaccines is not required, but helps your child or student in a number of ways, such as:

  • Ensuring their medical records are complete
  • Keeping an updated list of their vaccinations if they need it (e.g. to volunteer or work at a health care facility or to travel)