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Youth immunization catch-up program taking appointments

By: Q Country/Star FM News
Posted: September 21, 2021 07:40

Available at Brandon & Dauphin supersites

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Prairie Mountain Health says the provincial youth immunization catch-up program is taking appointments for immunizations such as HPV, hepatitis B, meningococcal disease, tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. Information is posted at https://protectmb.ca/school-immunizations/ 

Letters have gone out indicating if a young person in the household is due/overdue for a routine immunization, usually given in grades 6, 8 and 9. Parents/caregivers can make appointments in Brandon and Dauphin to catch up on youth/school-based immunizations for young people who have missed these routine school-based immunizations due to the pandemic. 

Appointments can be booked the same way as a COVID appointment, online at https://protectmb.ca/ or through the vaccine call centre at 1-844-626-8222. When booking online or through the call centre, indicate you are booking for the youth catch-up immunization.

You can also contact your local public health office in PMH for local appointments or continue to go to your local health care provider for these immunizations.

Brandon Clinic Dates:

-Thursdays | 12:30 pm to 7 pm & Saturdays | 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

Dauphin Clinic Dates:

-Mondays | 4:30 to 7:30 pm & Saturdays | 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

Catch-up immunizations will be held at the Brandon Keystone Centre Vaccine Supersite. Enter the Keystone Centre off 13th street and enter the clinic through the outside Manitoba Room doors. Dauphin immunizations will be held at the Ukrainian Orthodox Hall located at 304 Whitmore Ave. E.

A reminder to those attending clinics:

• Arrive only 10 minutes before your appointment
• One caregiver per child if possible
• Youth and caregivers wear a mask
• Have your Manitoba health card
• Youth to wear a short-sleeved top if possible

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