Grade 7 Students
Grade 8 Students
As of July 2014, the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care made changes to the Immunization of School Pupils Act legislation. Previously, the meningococcal immunization was a voluntary vaccine provided to students in Grade 7/8. Now, in Ontario all students are required to be immunized against meningococcal disease or provide a valid exemption. This vaccine is only available at Peel Public Health clinics and is not available from the family doctor. Grade 7/8 students will receive the vaccine at their school clinic.
Grade 9 to Grade 12 students require Men-C-ACYW135 (Menactra®). Peel Public Health is working on a revised clinic strategy for secondary school students who require meningococcal vaccine. Parents/students will be notified by direct mail once our strategy is finalized. We apologize for the inconvenience and for any confusion caused by our letters. We acknowledge that this is frustrating for parents and students.
For more information call Peel Health at 905-799-7700.
Revised: Thursday February 04 2016