Middlesex London Health Unit’s COVID-19 vaccination clinics will offer a different type of vaccine to school-age children.
The health unit announced Monday that in addition to providing COVID-19 vaccines, it will also use the mass vaccination clinics to help school-age children learn about the regular vaccines they need to attend school.
School-age immunization catch-up clinics will start operating this week, giving children a chance to re-educate themselves about the regular vaccines they may have missed during COVID-19, London’s health officer has said.
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“In the past few weeks, the health unit has sent out about 17,000 letters to high school-age children who are due for vaccinations required by the Student Immunization Act,” said Dr. Alex Summers.
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Households that are up to date on their vaccines but have received a letter telling them they are missing vaccines are asked to submit their updated vaccination records to the Public Health Department online.
The diseases against which children must be vaccinated include meningococci, varicella (chickenpox) – for children born in 2010 or later, according to the law on vaccination of schoolchildren, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, measles, mumps and rubella.
Appointments are available for the Caradoc Community Center in Mount Brydges every Monday and for Western Fair District Agriplex every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
If you want to book an appointment, you can find more details on the MLHU website.
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