On August 17th, 2017, the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care announced that HPV9 vaccine will replace the HPV4 vaccine for grade 7 students. The HPV4 vaccine provides protection against four strains of HPV while the HPV9 vaccine will provide protection against these four strains and an additional five strains of HPV.
HPV4 vaccine will no longer be offered and the Region of Peel requires your consent to immunize your child for HPV9. Please note, this information only applies to grade 7 students. Please complete the following consent form from Region of Peel,Region of Peel HPV-9 Letter, and provide it to school.
Completed consents will be given to Peel Public Health Nurses who will give the vaccines at clinics held in our school this school year.
View the Fact Sheet HPV-9 for more details on the HPV disease and HPV9 vaccine.
For more information, visit www.peelregion.ca/immunization/ or talk to a Peel Public Health Nurse at 905-799-7700. Caledon residents can call toll free at (905) 584-2216.
Note: If you have already spoken to a Peel Public Health Nurse and provided verbal consent for HPV9, please disregard this notice.