Grade 6

As part of Manitoba's provincial immunization schedule, all grade 6 students are eligible to receive two doses of both the hepatitis B vaccine (HBV) and human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) free of charge.

Teen boy receiving vaccination in armGrade 8 or 9

As part of Manitoba's provincial immunization schedule, all Grade 8/9 students are eligible to receive a booster dose of vaccine (Tdap) to protect against tetanus, diphteria and pertussis (whooping cough) free of charge.

As well, boys born on or after January 1, 2002 who have not previously been immunized with the human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) are eligible to receive two doses free-of-charge as part of a catch-up program when receiving their Grade 8/9 Tdap booster.

For school-based immunization programs, consent forms and vaccine fact sheets are sent home advising parents or legal guardians that the vaccinations are available at school when they sign and return the consent form.