HPV Task Force

Our Message to Parents in Ontario


The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted school-based vaccination in Ontario, leaving thousands of children at risk for developing HPV-related cancers.

If your child is in grade 7-9 within the 2021-2022 school year, they may have missed one or more doses of the HPV vaccine. The HPV vaccine helps protect against six types of cancer.

Please download our HPV immunization catch-up guide for parents and use this in discussion with your doctor or local public health unit.




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