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School immunization

Learn about vaccines your child may get in school.

About school immunization

Every year, Alberta Health Services Public Health School Immunization Program reviews immunization records for children in Grades 1, 6, and 9 to see what vaccines are recommended for them.

You (the parent or guardian) will get an information package sent to your home. The package includes a consent form and information for each vaccine that is recommended for your child.


Your child can only be immunized in school with your permission (consent). Your child will not get any vaccines at school unless you have signed and returned the consent form included in the information package.

What to expect


With your consent, a public health nurse will give your child the recommended vaccines at school. Vaccines in this program may include:

  • Grades 1, 6, and 9: Any routine childhood and school vaccines that your child may have missed according to their immunization record on file. This could include vaccines such as dTap-IPV, MMR, MMR-Var, and others.
  • Grade 6: Hepatitis B vaccine for children who have not already completed a hepatitis B series and HPV-9 vaccine.
  • Grade 9: dTap and MenC-ACYW vaccine.

If you have questions about the vaccines recommended for your child or immunization in school, contact your local public health or community health centre or call Health Link at 811.

Current as of: August 18, 2023
Author: Provincial Immunization Program, Alberta Health Services
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