Public Health offers child and adult immunization clinics in Guelph, Fergus, Orangeville and Shelburne. Clients can call 1-800-265-7293 to book an appointment.
To speak with a nurse about vaccines required for childcare/school attendance call 1-800-265-7293 ext. 4746.
To report vaccines you’ve given to clients, fill out and fax us the Immunization Reporting of Children Age 0-18 years form (PDF, 102 KB, 1 page).
A Statement of Medical Exemption must be signed by a physician or nurse practitioner and submitted to Public Health.
- Publicly Funded Immunization Schedule for Ontario (PDF, 8 pages, 636 KB)
- Fact sheets and Patient Tools
- Immunization Well-Child Toolkit
- Canadian Immunization Guide
School immunization program
Public Health offers grade 7 students publicly funded Meningococcal, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Hepatitis B vaccines. All school vaccines can be ordered through Public Health.
- Eligibility for HPV vaccine:
- Born in 2005 and later, males and females eligible for Gardasil 9 (HPV9) until end of high school
- Born in 2004, males and females eligible for Gardasil (HPV4) until end of high school
- Born in 2003 and earlier, only females eligible for Gardasil 4 until end of high school
- For those eligible for HPV9, age at first dose:*
- 14 and younger: 2 doses are required 6 months apart
- 15 and older: 3 doses are required at 0, 2 and 6 months
- For those eligible for HPV4, age at first dose:*
- 13 and younger: 2 doses are required 6 months apart
- 14 and older: 3 doses are required at 0, 2 and 6 months
*Note: Immunocompromised individuals may require a 3-dose series. For more information, call a public health nurse at 1-800-265-7293 ext. 4746.
Assessment and suspension
If your client receives a letter from Public Health regarding immunizations, it is for 1 of 2 reasons:
- Public health does not have a complete immunization record on file.
- Your client requires vaccine(s).
By law in Ontario, under the Immunization of School Pupils Act, children must be fully immunized or have a valid exemption for the following diseases to attend school:
- Tetanus, diphtheria, polio
- Measles, mumps, rubella (German measles)
- Meningococcal disease (meningitis)
- Pertussis (whooping cough)
- Varicella (chickenpox) – for children born on or after Jan. 1, 2010
Key points for immunization providers:
- Continue to follow the Publicly Funded Immunization Schedule
- A two-dose series of chickenpox vaccine is publicly funded for all people born on or after January 1, 2000
- The two-dose series of chickenpox vaccine is required for all children born on or after January 1, 2010 to attend school
- If a child has had chickenpox infection, a Statement of Medical Exemption form must be completed and submitted to Public Health
Failure to provide proof of the above immunizations or a valid exemption can result in school suspension.