The HPV vaccine will now be part of the regular in-school vaccination program and will be provided to girls and boys in Grades 5 and 9 only upon receipt of written parental/legal guardian consent.
Additional information:HPV Vaccine InformationLetter from the Alberta BishopsJuly 2016 Letter from Alberta Health Services
Previous years:Alberta Health Services – Consent for HPV vaccineLetter from Alberta Health Services – Re: HPV Immunization for girls and boys in Gr. 5 and 9 (August 2014)Letter to parents from the Chief Superintendent – Re: Gr. 5 and 9 male and female students (September 2014)Letter from Alberta Health Services – Re: HPV Immunization for girls in Gr. 5 and 9 (August 2013)Letter to parents from the Chief Superintendent – Re: Gr. 5 and 9 female students (September 2013)Letter to parents from the Chief Superintendent – Re: high school female students (September 2013)HPV_Letter from Alberta Health Services – Re: high school female students (August 2013)Letter to parents from the Chief Superintendent (December 2012)Letter from Alberta Health Services – Re: Gr. 5 and 9 female students (December 2012)
At the November 28, 2012 regularly scheduled public board meeting, the Board of Trustees approved the motion to allow the administration of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine by Alberta Health Services to students in our Catholic schools. This decision was reached after consideration of the feedback received from parents and the Catholic community in its consultation process and in recognizing parents/legal guardians as the primary educators of their children.
Please note that any feedback which contained offensive, hateful and/or defamatory language has been removed from the feedback documents below.
FeedbackExecutive SummarySchool Council Comment SummaryHPV Vaccine -Scenario 1HPV Vaccine -Scenario 2Comments from Calgary Catholic ParentsComments from Community
At the October 24, 2012 regular public board meeting, the board passed a motion to direct the district to conduct a consultation process with parents to receive their input with respect to offering the administration of the HPV vaccine in our schools. Parents were asked to provide feedback on the following question: What are your thoughts on the Calgary Catholic School District offering the HPV vaccine in our schools?Background package provided to parents
The Calgary Catholic School District previously did not offer the HPV vaccine in our schools. Each year, we provided parents/legal guardians with an information package that includes letters from the Alberta Bishops and our Chief Superintendent as well as information regarding opportunities for parents of Grade 5 girls who choose to have the vaccine administered without cost.
For the 2012-2013 school year, we have translated the district package into six of our most prevalent languages at our schools, including a letter from the Chief Superintendent and the 2008 letter from the Alberta Bishops. The letter from Alberta Health Services (AHS) is also translated into the six additional languages. The district package and the AHS letter are below.Arabic - CCSD packageArabic – AHS letterDinka – CCSD packageDinka – AHS letterEnglish – CCSD packageEnglish – AHS letterFrench - CCSD packageFrench – AHS letterSpanish - CCSD packageSpanish – AHS letterTagalog - CCSD packageTagalog – AHS letterVietnamese - CCSD packageVietnamese – AHS letter
ResourcesFAQs – HPV vaccine in Catholic schools“Factors associated with HPV Vaccination in Calgary: 2008-2011″ study“Factors associated with HPV Vaccination in Calgary: 2008-2011″ studyHPV Info Public Health Agency of Canada – HPV Prevention and HPV Vaccines: Questions and AnswersHealth Alberta My Health Alberta Alberta Health Services – HPV Immunization