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School Immunization Clinic Information 2016-2017

Reporting your child's vaccines

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Seasonal Flu Information 


Vaccines are an important part of healthy growth and development. Think of them the same way you would healthy eating, physical activity, or proper sleep.

Vaccines are a proven and safe way to prevent serious infections. Although we rarely see most of these diseases in Canada now, they still exist. If we stop vaccinating children, these diseases will return. Vaccines sometimes even prevent death.

Vaccines help your body to help itself. Your body will make antibodies when you get a vaccine. Antibodies help your immune system to identify and destroy a virus. This will protect your child and those around them.

Most vaccines are given by injection. Some are given orally (in the mouth). New types of vaccines, such as nasal sprays and skin patches, make them less painful for some patients.

Under the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA), students attending school in Ontario are required to be vaccinated against nine diseases or have a valid exemption. Parents are required to provide this information to school boards at kindergarten registration.

For immunizations that are done after kindergarten registration at the doctor's office, it is important that parents send that information to Ottawa Public Health. Updates on immunizations are crucial information to protect the health of students during an infectious disease outbreak, such as measles.

School Immunization Clinic Information 2016/17: 

  • Nurses from Ottawa Public Health will hold clinics at your child's school three times this year (Fall, Winter & Spring).
  • Please read the 3 vaccine fact sheets below.
  • Sign the consent form for each vaccine you want your child to receive.
  • Have your child take the signed consent form back to school on the school's clinic date (the school will communicate these dates to parents, or see dates below).

Vaccine

How Many Doses

When Is It Given In School?

Who is eligible

this year?

How long is my child eligible

Human Papillomavirus

(Gardasil®)

 

2 if child is under 14 years of ages when they receive the first dose

 

3 if child is 14 years of age or older when they receive the first dose

Fall & Spring

All grade 7 students (boys & girls) & girls who are in grade 8

 

Until the end of grade 12

Hepatitis B

(Recombivax®HB

 or Engerix-B®)

2

Fall & Spring

All grade 7 students (boys & girls)

Only until the end of grade 8

Meningococcal

(Menactra®)

1

Winter

All grade 7 students (boys & girls)

Mandatory in grade 7, but students are eligible until the end of grade 12

School Immunization Clinic Schedule for 2016-2017 

 Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB)

OCDSB Schools

Cycle one

2016

Cycle two

2017

Cycle Three

2017

A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School

September 14

February 22

March 22

Alta Vista Public School

November 17

January 18

May 26

Avalon Public School

December 1

(no 2nd cycle required)

June 12

Blossom Park Public School

September 19

March 7

March 27

Broadview Ave. Public School

December 12, 13

February 14

June 19, 20

Carleton Heights Public School

September 20

March 6

March 28

Castor Valley Public School

September 23

February 24

March 31

Cedarview Middle School

October 24, 25 26

January 16

May 1, 2, 3

D. Aubrey Moodie Intermediate School

September 15, 16

January 10

March 23, 24

D.Roy Kennedy Public School

December 9

February 7

June 16

Dunning-Foubert Elementary School

October 11

March 2

April 25

Elizabeth Park Public School

September 28

January 19

April 5

Emily Carr Middle School

October 27

March 3

May 4

Earl Of March Secondary School

November 15, 16, 17

January 13

May 24, 25

June 15, 16

Fallingbrook Elementary School

October 19

January 31

April 26

Featherston Drive Public School

October 14

February 22

April 21

Fielding Drive Public School

September 28

March 6

April 5

Fisher Park Public School & Summit Alternative

November 28, 29, 30

January 31

June 5, 6, 7

Glashan Public School

November 7, 8

February 22

May 15, 16

Glen Cairn Public School

October 3, 4

January 10

April 10, 11

Goulbourn Middle School

November 21, 22

February 13

May 29, 30

Greenbank Middle School

September 29, 30

February 23

April 6, 7

Hawthorne Public School

September 28

March 2

April 5

Henry Larsen Elementary School

October 17

February 7

April 24

Henry Munro Middle School

November 24, 25

March 1

June 1, 2

Heritage Public School

December 5

February 2

June 8

Hopewell Avenue Public School

September 26

February 24

April 3

Huntley Centennial Public School

October 11

March 8

April 18

J. H. Putman Public School

October 12, 13

February 21

April 19, 20

Jack Donohue Public School

October 20, 21        

January 11

April 27, 26

Kars on the Rideau

November 7, 8

February 24

May 15, 16

Katimavik Elementary School

September 22

February 13

March 30

Longfields-Davidson Heights High School

October 12, 13, 14

February 1, 2

April 19, 20, 21

Maple Ridge Elementary School

December 1

January 31

June 8

Metcalfe Public School

October 26

February 21

May 3

Pinecrest Public School

October 17

February 23

April 24

Queen Elizabeth Public School

October 19

January 12

April 26

Roberta Bondar Public School

September 19, 20

March 7

March 27, 28

Sawmill Creek Elementary School

September 20

February 14

March 28

Sir Winston Churchill Public School

September 15, 16

February 15

April 6, 7

Steve Maclean Elementary School

September 21

February 1

March 29

Stonecrest Elementary School

October 11

March 8

April 18

Summerside Public School (Avalon South)

December 1

January 9

June 13

Terry Fox Elementary School

October 18

February 28

April 25

Trillium Elementary School

September 14

February 23

March 22

Vincent Massey Public School

September 19

February 16

March 24

W. O. Mitchell Elementary School

November 14

February 10

May 23

York Street Public School

November 17

February 16

May 26

 Ottawa Catholic School Board

School

Cycle One

2016

Cycle Two

2017

Cycle 3

2017

All Saints H.S.

November 28, 29, 30

January 11

June 5, 6, 7

Frank Ryan Senior E.S.

October 24, 25

February 21

May 1, 2

Holy Trinity Catholic H.S.

December 1, 2

January 13

June 12, 13

Immaculata H.S.

September 26, 27

February 24

April 3, 4

Lester B. Pearson Catholic H.S.

October 27, 28

March 1

May 4, 5

Mother Teresa H.S.

November 23, 24, 25

February 8

May 31 June 1, 2

Notre Dame H.S.

October 31, November 1 

March 2

May 8, 10

Sacred Heart H.S.

December 7, 8, 9

February 9, 10

June 14, 15, 16

St. Francis Xavier H.S.

December 5, 6, 7

January 19

June 12, 13, 14

St. Joseph H.S.

September 21, 22, 23

January 18

March 29, 30, 31

St. Mark H.S.

September 12, 13

February 27

March 20, 21

St. Matthew H.S.

November 2, 3

February 6

May 11, 12

St. Michael, Fitzroy School

October 11

March 8

April 18

St. Patrick's I.S.

November 9, 10

March 9

May 17, 18

St. Paul H.S.

October 5, 6

March 1

April 12, 13

St. Peter H.S.

October 17, 18, 19

February 28

April 24, 25, 26

 Conseil des écoles catholiques du centre-est
 

 School

Cycle 1

2016

Cycle 2

2017

Cycle 3

2017

Collège catholique Franco-Ouest (Pavillon) 

October 20, 21

February 3

April 27, 28

École secondaire catholique Pierre-Savard (Pavillon) 

September

29, 30

February 27

May 25, 26

École secondaire catholique

Garneau (Pavillon)   

October 5, 6

February 7

April 12, 13

Collège catholique

Samuel-Genest  (Pavillon)

November

9, 10

January 12

May 17, 18

École secondaire catholique

Béatrice-Desloges (Pavillon)

September

12, 13, 14

January 30

March

 20, 21, 22

École secondaire catholique

Franco-Cité (Pavillon)

October 31, November 1

February 16

May 8, 10

Paul Desmarais

December 5, 6

February 9

June 8, 9

Collège catholique Mer Bleue

December

12, 13

April 4

June 19, 20

 Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario
 

 School

Cycle 1

2016

Cycle 2

2017

Cycle 3

2017

Écoles secondaire publique Gisèle-Lalonde (Pavillon)

November

2, 3

February 6

May 11, 12

École secondaire publique Omers- Deslauriers (Pavillon)

November 14

February 15

May 23

École secondaire publique Louis-Riel (Pavillon)

October 28

March 3

May 5

École secondaire publique De-La- Salle (Pavillon)

November 21, 22, 23

January 17

May

29, 30, 31

Maurice Lapointe

September 16

January 16

March 24

Ecole Kanata

September 15

March 3

March 23

 Ottawa Independent Schools
 

Ottawa Independent Schools 

First cycle

2016

Second cycle

2017

Third cycle

2017

Abraar School 

November 4

February 13

May 24

Ahlul-Bayt Islamic School

October 21

January 17

April 28

Ashbury College

November 4

March 9

May 19

Elmwood  School 

October 21

January 17

May 19

Joan of Arc Academy 

September 15

February 3

April 7

Lycée Claudel

September 27

March 9

April 4

MacDonald Cartier Academy 

December 2

February 8

June 9

Ottawa Christian School

September 23

February 15

March 31

Ottawa Jewish Community School

October 6

February 14

April 25

Ottawa Islamic School

October 4

February 6

April 11

Torah Day School of Ottawa

November 15

January 30

May 23

Turnbull School

October 20

March 6

April 27

Westboro Academy

October 3

January 30

April 10

If you are unsure whether your child has received one or more of these vaccines please call 613-580-6744 and speak to a nurse who can discuss which vaccines your child requires.

Reporting your child's vaccines

Remember to report all vaccines, including those given by your health care provider, to Ottawa Public Health: 

  • Fax: 613 580-9660
  • Mail: Immunization Program, 100 Constellation Dr., Ottawa, ON, K2G 6J8, 7th floor, mail code 26-44
  • Phone: 613 580-6744 Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
  • ImmunizeCA App: appottawa.immunize.ca

Important information for parents about immunization records for attending school

Every year, Ottawa Public Health (OPH) the immunization records of 150,000 students attending elementary and high schools in Ottawa to make sure the information is up-to-date. Updates on immunizations are crucial information to protect the health of students during an infectious disease outbreak, such as measles.

Under the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA), students attending school in Ontario are required to be vaccinated against nine diseases or have a valid exemption. Parents are required to provide this information to school boards at kindergarten registration. Parents are also required to report all additional immunizations that are done at the doctor's office after kindergarten to Ottawa Public Health on an ongoing basis.

In the months ahead, OPH will be sending letters to parents if their child's records are not up-to-date. A suspension from school may be issued if a student's record remains incomplete. During the 2016-2017 school year, written notices will be mailed between October and November 2016 and school suspensions will be mailed between December 2016 and February 2017.

Parents who receive a letter requesting immunization information can contact OPH by phone at 613-580-6744 or submit immunization information online, by fax (613-580-9660), by mail or by the ImmunizeCA app

OPH will be hosting "catch-up clinics" for students who are missing required vaccines and don't have a doctor. Students who provide exemptions to OPH for medical or philosophical reasons are not subject to suspensions; however, in the event of an outbreak, the child may be excluded from school while there is risk of transmission.

If you receive a letter from Ottawa Public Health, your cooperation and support to respond quickly is very much appreciated. Your efforts will help protect not only your child but will help ensure all our children are better protected against infectious diseases.

Learn more about immunization for: 

Seasonal Flu Information 

boy showing his hands Learn more about the 2015-16 Season Flu Vaccine 

Deciding not to immunize a child

You are encouraged to speak with a Public Health Nurse (PHN) to discuss how best to protect your child from vaccine preventable diseases. For any questions you may have related to vaccines or the exemption process, please call Ottawa Public Health (OPH) at 613-580-6744 to speak with a PHN. Visit Ottawa Public Health for more information.

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