April 15, 2020
Dear Parent/Guardian:
As a result of the provincial response to the COVID-19 global pandemic and the announcement of the suspension of classroom learning indefinitely, the school immunization program will be postponed for the remainder of the 2019/20 school year.

The school immunization program primarily occurs in grade 6 and grade 8 or 9. This will affect children in varying degrees depending on their grade, where they were in a multiple dose series, and the regional health authorities’ plans for completing any remaining doses this coming spring.

Each regional health authority will develop plans to ensure that any children that are missing doses will be caught up in the 2020/21 school year. If you would like your child’s immunizations to be completed prior to the next school year, please contact your primary care provider.

If you have any questions about this or Manitoba’s Immunization Program please contact your local public health office (www.manitoba.ca/health/publichealth/offices.html).

For more information about Manitoba’s Routine Immunization Schedules including information about the vaccines recommended for your child(ren), please visit:


“Original signed by”
Richard Baydack, PhD
Communicable Disease Control

“Original signed by”
Tim Hilderman, MD FRCPC
Medical Lead
Communicable Disease Control

in: General