AHS will be providing catch-up immunizations in the North Zone for students who did not receive their routine immunizations during the 2020/2021 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic response.
Catch-up immunizations are available for students who are enrolled in the upcoming 2021/2022 school year in Grades 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. If your child is due for a routine immunization, please attend one of the catch up clinics listed below. Immunization is an important way to prevent disease and protect your child’s health and the health of those around them from vaccine-preventable diseases.
August 3rd, 4th, 12th, 13th, 18th, 19th, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at St. Paul Community Health Services, 5610-50 Ave, St. Paul. These are walk in clinics, so no appointment is needed.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Please bring your child’s Alberta Health Care card. If you are unsure if your child is due for vaccinations or have any questions, please contact Public Health at (780) 645 3396.
AHS Public Health will provide in-school immunization services starting again this fall and will ensure that every eligible student has access to vaccines for which consent has been given.
The vaccines included as part of the Grade 6 school immunization program are Hepatitis B vaccine, which is important to prevent serious damage to the liver, and Human Papillomavirus vaccine, also known as HPV vaccine, which helps prevent against certain types of cancers. The Grade 9 vaccines include a dose of dTap vaccine, which protects against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis and a dose of meningococcal vaccine, which protects against meningitis. For more information, please visit immunizealberta.ca.