Grade seven and eight students who did not complete their vaccine series last year will get a chance to soon.

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit says they will be offering the Meningitis, Hepatitis B and HPV9 vaccines. The clinics will be at host schools throughout Leeds, Grenville and Lanark on weekends beginning Saturday, October 24th.

The clinics are by appointment only to help minimize traffic in the schools during regular school hours, which is one of the COVID-19 prevention methods that schools currently have in place, according to the health unit.

The health unit says schools will provide parents/caregivers of the students with clinic dates and information on completing consent forms and booking appointments.

Additional immunization clinics for students who may need extra support or who are unable to attend their scheduled school clinics are being planned and info about them will be posted on the health unit’s website at a later date.

The day of the clinic, parents and caregivers are reminded about these precautions:

  • Complete the school screening online here and follow the instructions given. Do not attend if a student screens positive.
  • Notify screeners when you arrive and follow the directions given.
  • Parents/caregivers are not allowed to accompany the student into the school.
  • Students must wear a face covering.
  • Please be prepared to wait 30 minutes from the time the student is allowed into school.

More information and the list of host schools can be found here.