School Immunization Clinics to be held for Grade 7 students who missed HPV vaccinations
Public Health Nursing will be holding school immunization clinics for those students (now in Grade 7) who missed their second dose of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in the spring of this year.
The HPV vaccine is offered to all Grade 6 students in Prince Edward Island. School clinics typically run in the fall and spring of each school year to offer this two-dose vaccine series. Due to the COVID-19 response and school closures in the spring of 2020, immunization clinics to provide the second dose of HPV to Grade 6 students were not possible.
The school clinics to make up for the missed dose will be happening early in the 2020-2021 school year, beginning this week, to provide the opportunity for students to receive their remaining dose of HPV vaccine and ensure they have completed the vaccine series.
An information letter was distributed to students in Grade 7 with the upcoming clinic date for their school. These immunizations will be provided based on previously signed consent forms for the HPV vaccine. Those consent forms would have been distributed when students were in their Grade 6 year in the fall of 2019.