On Wednesday, January 7th, Grade 9 students will receive immunization consent forms. This year, students are able to receive the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) and chickenpox (varicella) vaccines. In addition, grade 9 girls who only have received 2 doses of the HPV vaccine will be offered a third dose. Please have your child return his or her immunization form to school as soon as possible so that the public health nurse can have time to accurately process the forms. Immunization forms can be left with the students' MBlock teacher or dropped off at the office. The Health Unit would like all forms returned regardless of whether or not the child is getting immunized. For children already immunized, the health nurse asks that parents indicate that somewhere on the form (or attach a note). For parents not wanting their children immunized at all, there is a spot to indicate that on the form. The actual immunization date is Thursday, March 5th.