Bayshore Public School
145 Woodridge Crescent
Wednesday January 17, 2024
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.
To increase routine childhood immunization coverage, Ottawa Public Health is holding immunization clinics in select elementary schools this winter and early spring.
Clinics will offer routine childhood vaccinations including the three vaccines typically given in grade 7 at school (human papillomavirus, hepatitis B and meningococcal), along with COVID-19 vaccines. To learn more about what vaccines your child may need, please visit our website at: ParentingInOttawa.ca/Immunization.
Clinics will be open to children and youth up to 18 years of age. Those attending the schools as well as children and youth in the surrounding community can attend. Parents and guardians can also accompany their children at the school clinic. No appointment is required.
Parents/legal guardians are responsible for updating Ottawa Public Health every time their child gets a vaccine. Parents can view and update their child’s record with Ottawa Public Health using the Immunization Connect Ontario (ICON) tool. They can also send a copy of their child’s record using the CANImmuize App. For more information on ways to report immunizations to Ottawa Public Health, visit Ottawa Public Health’s updating your child’s record page.
Routine childhood vaccinations will continue to be offered through the Ottawa Public Health Neighbourhood Health and Wellness Hubs and through Community Immunization Clinics located across the city as well.
Additional information including clinic locations, dates, times and eligibility is available on the Ottawa Public Health Parenting in Ottawa website.