The Simcoe Muskoka District Well being Unit is making an attempt to assist college students get caught up on routine vaccines they missed throughout the pandemic with catch-up clinics in faculties.
The well being unit is partnering with native faculty boards to supply school-based immunization clinics at Simcoe Muskoka secondary faculties throughout February and March.
In early January, the well being unit mailed letters dwelling to the households of scholars whose immunization information are incomplete to inform them of what data is lacking.
Dad and mom and caregivers of scholars who obtained a letter however already had their routine and required immunizations by means of their health-care supplier are requested to replace their little one’s immunization report on-line.
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Throughout school-based catch-up clinics, well being unit nurses will supply:
- Required vaccines (Tdap booster for 14- to 16-year-olds, Males-C-ACYW (meningitis – provided in Grade 7) and/or measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) if missed
- Second dose varicella (rooster pox vaccine) if missed (not obligatory)
- Hepatitis B and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines which are provided in Grade 7 if missed.
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The well being unit advises that COVID-19 and influenza vaccines won’t be accessible at these clinics.
The well being unit advises getting immunized in response to the immunization schedule for Ontario to assist be sure that youth have the very best safety in opposition to sure vaccine-preventable ailments, and to assist cut back the chance of outbreaks in faculties.
The well being unit can also be reminding mother and father and caregivers that vaccination in opposition to tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella and meningococcal illness is required beneath the Immunization of College Pupils Act, whereas hepatitis B and HPV vaccines are strongly really useful.
Extra details about routine and obligatory vaccines given to college students and the ailments they forestall is on the market on the well being unit’s web site.
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