COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 UPDATES

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Alberta

As medical professionals were too busy responding to the COVID-19 pandemic last year, Alberta Health Services now hopes to return to more normal vaccination work.

The routine school immunization program returns in Southern Alberta on Monday, July 26, and runs through August.
This program encompasses those enrolled in Grades 6-10 for the upcoming school year.

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British Columbia

At this time, Immunize BC is asking that individuals be directed to their local health units as they will be able to provide up-to-date location and case-specific information to help address any questions.

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Manitoba

Appointments for vaccines such as HPV, hepatitis B, meningococcal disease and tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis can now start to be booked.

The province said the appointments are part of the youth immunization catch-up program.
People can book appointments for provincial vaccine sites online or by contacting the vaccine call centre at 1-844-626-8222.
The province information is also being mailed out to parents and caregivers and appointments can start to be booked beginning Aug. 23.

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New Brunswick

Waiting on the government’s plan of action.

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Waiting on the government’s plan of action.

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Northwest Territories

The GNWT has developed a plan, based on the National Advisory Committee of Immunizations, to ensure routine vaccine programs including school-based vaccine programs such as HPV are maintained during the pandemic. Strategies for vaccine delivery will include protocols such that the vaccine will be delivered in a way that is safe for the public receiving vaccination and health care professionals administering the vaccine during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Nova Scotia

Waiting on the government’s plan of action.

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Nunavut

Waiting on the government’s plan of action.

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Ontario

Hepatitis B, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Meningococcal immunizations are provided at no cost to Grade 7 students annually through the school-based immunization program. Due to COVID-19, this program was suspended during the 2020-21 school year. The program will resume for the 2021-2022 school year and public health is offering these vaccinations in school to Grade 7 and 8 students this year, beginning Sept 29, 2021 and throughout the month of October and then again in Spring 2022.

Read more here: https://wdgpublichealth.ca/clinics-classes/2021-22-grade-7-and-8-school-immunization-clinics

Public Health will hold mass HPV, Hep B clinics for 18,000 Waterloo region students after pandemic delays. Click here for more information.

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Prince Edward Island

Waiting on the government’s plan of action.

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Quebec

For the school year 2021-2022, there will be a catch-up of vaccination for pupils of the 5th year of primary school and pupils of the 4th year of secondary school who were not vaccinated the previous year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for more information

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Saskatchewan

Waiting on the government’s plan of action.

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Yukon

Waiting on the government’s plan of action.