COVID-19 Update


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Grade 9 students who missed getting the vaccine at the usual time can still be vaccinated in their school.

Parents and guardians will get information about HPV and the vaccine. If you want your child to get the vaccine in school, you must fill out the consent form and return it to the school. The consent form will be provided to parents through the school.

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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.

People who did not get the vaccine in grade 6 remain eligible for the free HPV vaccine if they start their vaccine series before their 19th birthday and complete it before their 26th birthday.

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

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.
Information is also being mailed out to parents and caregivers.

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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

School-based HPV vaccination programs largely undisrupted during the pandemic. However, if your child has missed a dose, appointments for HPV vaccines can be booked through your local public health office.

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Waiting on the government’s plan of action.

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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.

Starting in March 2022, Toronto Public Health (TPH) is offering Hepatitis B, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Meningococcal vaccines for students in grade 7 to 12 who have missed starting or completing their vaccine series at schools due to COVID-19 disruptions. These vaccines will be available at City of Toronto immunization clinics and appointments can be made online. Health card is not required.

Read more here: 2021-22 Grade 7 and 8 School Immunization Clinics

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Prince Edward Island

Waiting on the government’s plan of action.

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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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Waiting on the government’s plan of action.

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Waiting on the government’s plan of action.