Grade 9 Vaccinations: January 25

Attention: Parents/Guardians of Grade 9 students:

RE: Grade 9 Routine Immunizations

On January 25, 2018, Public Health nurses will be at Thomas Haney (in the library) from 8:30 – 11:00 am to immunize grade nine students as part of the routine BC immunization program. Immunization consent forms will be sent home with your child this week. We are asking that students return completed consent forms prior to the immunization date. Please aim to return them to the office by Monday, January 15, 2018.

If consent forms are not returned completed your child will be offered the Mature Minor consent process. Please find out more about this process in the below link.

https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthlinkbc-files/infants-act-mature-minor-consent-and-immunization

The following vaccines are routinely offered to all students in grade 9:

1. Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (TdaP) vaccine

2. Meningococcal Quadrivalent Vaccine (protects against 4 types of meningococcal bacteria: types A, C, Y and W-135)

  • In 2016 this vaccine replaced the Men C vaccine offered in grade 6.
  • This is the same vaccine being offered for the Meningococcal Outbreak  in the Interior

http://www.immunizebc.ca/get-vaccinated/school-age-immunizations

There is a catch-up vaccination date on February 2, 2018 (from 8:30 – 11:00) in room 2032 for anyone who is away on January 25.

Please contact your school Public Health nurse if your child has incomplete vaccines, or to update your child’s record if they have already received their vaccines.  If you have any questions please phone (604) 476-7014.