Request to return Grade 9 Immunization Consent Forms
Recently immunization consent packages for grade 9 students were sent home from the school. If you have not already done so, please review the information with your child as an opportunity for them to start making decisions about their own health. Please complete the consent form and return it to the school in a sealed envelope by Monday December 16, 2019.
Although a child may be immunized with the consent of a parent/guardian or representative, a grade 9 student can make an informed decision regarding immunization regardless of parental consent or refusal. This is referred to as “mature minor consent.”
For more information:
- Refer to HealthLinkBC file # 119 “The Infants Act, Mature Minor Consent and Immunization” available at: HealthlinkBC File #119 The Infants Act, Mature Minor Consent and Immunization.
- A short video presentation on mature minor has been created for grade 9 students. It is available at: https://vimeo.com/231149258 or by going to islandhealth.ca/immunization-info à Immunizations à Additional resources à View our video on grade nine immunization and mature minor consent.
- Contact the Saanich Health Unit.
Immunizations will be provided at the school for grade 9 students on February 6, 2020.
Shylah Hamilton RN, BSN
Public Health Nurse
Child Youth and Family Community Health
Saanich Health Unit
2nd Floor, 3995 Quadra Street
Victoria V8X 1J8
Tel: 250.519-5142 Fax: 250.744.1042