Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine

New Starting in the 2016-2017 school year, the human papillomavirus (HPV) immunization program will be offered to both boys and girls in grade 7.

Grade 8 girls will be able to receive the HPV vaccine in school during the 2016-2017 school year.

The HPV Immunization Program

If you have a son or daughter entering Grade 7 in the 2016-2017 school year:

If you have a daughter entering Grade 8 in the 2016-2017 school year:

If you have a son entering Grade 8-12 in the 2016-2017 school year:

  • He will not be eligible for the publicly funded HPV vaccine.

For more information on these changes, please see this Fact Sheet prepared by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

  • Consents will be sent home to all grade 7 students and grade 8 girls. Parental/legal guardian permission is required for all students under 14 years of age.

  • 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 HPV is voluntary but strongly recommended by Peel Public Health.

  • Eligible students with a valid consent will be given two or three doses of the vaccine throughout the school year at school-based clinics.
    • If the first dose is given before age 14, only 2 doses are needed. If the first dose is given after age 14, 3 doses are needed.

    • Eligible students who do not start or complete their HPV series in Grade 7 or 8 can get the vaccine for free until the end of Grade 12. See Catch-up Immunization Clinics

  • Students who are not eligible for the publicly funded vaccine or who do not wish to receive the vaccine in a school based clinic are able to get the vaccine through their family physicians at a cost. The cost of the vaccine is not covered by OHIP. The approximate cost of the vaccine is $150 per dose and may be covered through private insurance.
  • 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 HPV and the HPV Vaccine

For More Information, Call Peel Health at: 905-799-7700.

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Revised: Tuesday September 06 2016

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