Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Hepatitis B (Hep B) Vaccine

The Hepatitis B Immunization Program

  • Consents are sent home to all grade 7 students. Parental/legal guardian permission is required for all students under 14 years of age.
    Information on how to fill out the Hepatitis B/Meningococcal Consent Form - [PDF]

  • Parents of students who require medical supervision during immunization and/or have special needs (i.e. non-verbal students) should contact Peel Public Health – 905-799-7700.

  • Immunization against hepatitis B is voluntary but strongly recommended by Peel Public Health.

  • Students with a valid consent will be given two doses of the vaccine 4-6 months apart by registered nurses at school-based clinics.

  • Eligible students who miss their opportunity to get the vaccine in grade 7 will be offered the vaccine in school again in grade 8.

  • Students who miss their opportunity to get the vaccine in school should call Peel Public Health to ask about our Catch-Up Immunization Clinics.

  • If your child attends a non-traditional school setting (i.e. vocation or home school), please call Peel Public Health to discuss other immunization options.

Learn more about Hepatitis B and the Hepatitis B Vaccine

For more information call Peel Public Health at: 905-799-7700.
Caledon residents call free of charge at 905-584-2216.

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Immunize On Time. Report Every Time.

Revised: Tuesday July 05 2016

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