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Ontario Is Bringing Vaccine Clinics To Schools This Fall & Here's What You Need To Know

"We are requiring school boards and public health units to roll out clinics."

Toronto Staff Writer

After a hard-fought battle against COVID-19, Ontario students are finally heading back to in-person learning this fall.

According to the provincial government, public health units and school boards are working together to host vaccination clinics on location, or nearby, in an effort to target those who have yet to receive their first or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The strategy aims to further immunization by providing convenient access to vaccines for eligible students and their families, as well as any staff who are returning to school this fall.

"As part of the last mile campaign to reach as many students and staff as possible and to keep schools as safe as possible, we are requiring school boards and public health units to roll out clinics in or close to schools," Stephen Lecce, minister of education, said.

These clinics are expected to run before school starts and for the first few weeks of in-person learning.

It's also worth noting that "COVID-19 vaccines will only be provided if informed consent is received from the individual, including eligible students, and as long as they have the capability to make this decision."

Health Canada has a robust website with all the latest information on COVID-19 vaccines and can answer any questions you may have.

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