Updated September 29, 2021
Toronto Public Health is restarting its publicly funded school vaccination program to protect students in grades 7 and up from hepatitis B, human papillomavirus and meningococcal disease. Starting September 14, students can receive these vaccinations by appointment only at City-run immunization sites. Book at www.tphbookings.ca.
Students in grades 7 to 12 can receive these vaccinations at a City-run immunization site by appointment only. The three vaccines available for free are:
Routine vaccinations are an essential health service and are also available from a student’s health care provider.
Vaccines provide individuals with protection from diseases. Students visiting their health care providers for scheduled or urgent visits should not delay vaccinations at this time.
Toronto Public Health’s review of immunization records for all school students remains on hold for the 2021-2022 school year.
The following groups are eligible to receive vaccinations through the school immunization program at a City immunization clinic:
- All students in grades 7 to 12 are eligible to receive their Meningococcal ACYW-135, Hepatitis B and HPV vaccines.
- People born in 2002 and 2003 can receive their Meningococcal ACYW-135 and Hepatitis B vaccines.
- Females born in 2002 or 2003 and males up to the age of 26 who identify as men who have sex with men (MSM) can receive the HPV vaccine.
How to Prepare for the Appointment
Please stay home and reschedule your appointment if you have any COVID-19 symptoms or are feeling unwell, even if your symptoms are mild.
- Bring the student’s immunization records and health card.
- Download and complete a copy of the consent form (also available in French). Students under the age of 14 must be accompanied by one parent/legal guardian to sign the consent form. Students 14 years of age and over can sign their own consent form.
- Each student needs their own appointment.
- Ensure the student eats a meal before their appointment and wears a short sleeve shirt.
- Only the student and one parent or legal guardian are permitted to enter the clinic.
- Everyone in the clinic is required to wear a mask and will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms.