Please find attached the Alberta Health Services letter about the HPV vaccination and the dangers with Fentanyl.
This is to inform you about recent changes to Alberta’s school immunization schedule.
Alberta is moving from a three-dose vaccine schedule in Grade 5 to a two-dose vaccine schedule in Grade 6 for both Hepatitis B (HBV) and Human Papillomavirus (HPV).The Government of Alberta is making this change to align with the evidence, which shows administering two doses at least six months apart provides children with good protection against HBV and HPV diseases.
The Grade 9 school immunization program, which includes the diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (dTap) and Meningococcal (MenC-ACYW) vaccines will continue to be offered without change.
During the 2018/19 school year, Alberta Health Services will work closely with schools to ensure that the school immunization program is respectful of school scheduling. Public health nurses will also be offering immunization to students in grades 1-9 who are missing vaccinations.
Immunization is one of the most important and effective public health tools we have for protecting our children, schools and communities from communicable diseases. More details on the immunization schedule for children are available on the Alberta Health Services website at health.alberta.ca/health-info/imm-routine-schedule.html.
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