Updated Eligibility for Routine Vaccines

MMR, Varicella and MMRV

Children ages 4-6 years old who need both a second dose of MMR AND a second dose of chickenpox vaccine may receive this vaccine. (Children under 4 as well as those receiving either antigen for the 1st time should receive the antigens separately.)

Rotavirus

In Ontario, the rotavirus vaccine is publicly funded for infants 6 - 24 weeks of age. The following dosing schedule is recommended:

  • The first dose at 2 months of age
  • The second dose 4 months of age.

All rotavirus vaccine doses should be given by 24 weeks of age.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Immunization Program

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has expanded Ontario’s Human Papillomavirus (HPV4) Immunization Program. Changes include:

  • Offering HPV4 vaccine to all boys and girls in grade 7 from the 2016-17 school year and going forward.
  • Ongoing eligibility for females until the end of August after grade 12
  • Ongoing eligibility for males who were in grade 7 in the 2016-17 school year until the end of August after grade 12

Vaccines are offered at our regional immunization clinics by appointment. Call 311 to schedule an appointment.