School Immunization Information:
Children Starting Kindergarten or New to New Brunswick Schools
The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development supports the goals of immunization, which are to minimize the risk that an outbreak of a vaccine-preventable disease will occur and to ensure that students are protected in the event that an outbreak of a vaccine-preventable disease does occur. In New Brunswick, it is required that children entering the school system provide proof of immunization, documentation of parental objection, or medical objection. For more information, please see the"New Brunswick Routine Immunization Schedule" , or “Frequently Asked Questions About Immunization” under Parents’ Resources section.
Immunization Program for Grades 7 & 9
The 2017-2018 In-school Immunization Campaign will begin during the week of September 18, 2017 . Public Health Nurses, in partnership with Anglophone South School District, will offer school immunization clinics for all grade seven and nine students. Vaccines are free of charge and will protect youth against whooping cough, meningitis, chickenpox, and cervical cancers. For details, parents can contact their local Public Health Offices in Saint John, Sussex, or St. Stephen. To read more about each vaccine, or to obtain a consent form for your child, see the following links:
· Information Grade 7 (Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis) and (Human Papillomavirus)
o Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis :
o Human Papillomavirus:
· Information Grade 9 Vaccines (Meningitis & Varicella)
o Meningitis Vaccine :
o Varicella Vaccine :
For further information about the international campaign to protect children from meningitis, please see Photographer Ann Geddes’ video: “Protecting Our Tomorrows” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4X2u-z09KZI. Please note, video content may be disturbing to some.