School News from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health October 2019- Immunization Date: November 6, 2019!
Information from Public Health:
Cancer sucks! It’s a devastating, horrible disease that tears families apart, causes financial and psychological stress, and brutally takes lives.
Cancers such as cervical, anal, penile, vaginal, oropharyngeal, vulvar are caused by a Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Researchers have been frantically working on a vaccine to prevent the infection from happening in the first place!
All Grade 7 students in Ontario are eligible to receive this vaccine for free, as this vaccine is very effective for school-aged children and people of all ages.
Those with previous exposure to HPV or a history of HPV-related diseases still benefit from HPV immunization.
Call 1-800-265-7293 x 4746 and speak with a Public Health Nurse to receive more information about the HPV vaccine.
Westwood is scheduled to have the Immunization for our Grade 7 students on November 6, 2019.
Prior to the Immunizations, there will be information sessions by the Public Health team for all of our grade 7 students to prepare them for it.