december 13, 2021
HSD remains committed to keeping our community informed and updated with any new information. Today, we are providing important information regarding Covid-19 Immunization Clinics in schools.
As announced by the province and per our correspondence on Oct. 8, public health teams have begun offering immunization clinics in schools. In-school clinics were initially scheduled for all Gr. 7-12 schools, but with COVID-19 vaccine eligibility now extended to include children ages 5-11, clinics will also be held in our early years schools. For additional information regarding Health Canada’s approval of the pediatric Pfizer vaccine and FAQs, please visit the ProtectMB website.
Southern Health-Santé Sud will be communicating directly with schools and coordinating dates. Clinics will take place during school hours. Parents will be notified when a COVID-19 immunization clinic will be happening in their child’s school and will be provided with additional information and consent forms. Public Health will ask for consent from a parent or guardian for all children and youth who wish to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in schools during school hours. All students under the age of 16 will require parental consent forms.
The HSD Board of Trustees fully supports the authority and role of parents/guardians in determining whether COVID-19 vaccination is appropriate for their children. It is the expectation of the Board that consent will be obtained from a parent/guardian prior to the vaccination of any eligible student.
As always, the Hanover School Division will continue to follow Public Health Orders and Manitoba Education guidance to ensure the safety of our students, staff, and school communities. Working together, we can keep the risk of transmission low in our schools which will help keep our schools open for in-class learning.
Shelley Amos, Interim Superintendent/CEO
Hanover School Division