School Immunizations

School Immunizations

In addition to routine immunizations offered in certain grades, the COVID-19 vaccine will also be offered in schools for those students who are eligible. Letters and consent forms will be sent through schools, and are also included below.

COVID-19
Immunizations

Manitoba will continue to focus on COVID-19 immunizations for school-aged youth this fall. Immunization teams will attend all schools with students who were born on or before December 31, 2009 provide first and second doses, starting in areas with lower vaccine uptake, to help reduce potential barriers to immunization. Planning is also underway for a school-based campaign for children aged 5-11, once the COVID-19 vaccines are approved for use.

School-based clinics will be just one of many options available to students to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Supersites will continue to take appointments well into the school year and community based pop ups will continue to be offered along with the option to get a vaccination from your primary health care provider or from your local pharmacy.

There are many reasons why it is important for our youth and children to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

Youth Catch-up
Immunizations

Due to the pandemic, some routine immunization for youth were delayed, including vaccinations for: 

  • human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, 
  • hepatitis B vaccine, 
  • meningococcal conjugate quadrivalent (Men-C-ACYW-135) vaccine, and 
  • tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine OR tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis and polio (Tdap-IPV) vaccine.

To ensure your children are up-to-date with all immunizations, parents and caregivers can take their children to their health care provider, or ask if the immunizations are being offered through your school. School catch-up vaccines remain available at urban Indigenous vaccinations sites for families in those communities.

Letter to Parents:

Manitoba’s Safe Return to School Plan

Manitoba’s Safe Return to School Plan

Manitoba is committed to providing a safe and effective transition back into the classroom for all Kindergarten to Grade 12 students.

The Manitoba government has released its safe return to school plan that will ensure a safe and healthy environment is in place for all students and staff, including having all students in class full-time while continuing to follow recommended public health fundamentals.

Full details on the Restoring Safe Schools plan can be found at https://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/covid/index.html.

Be Informed

Protecting our community works best when we all do our part.