COVID-19 school information

Northern Health is committed to supporting safe schools during the pandemic for kindergarten to grade 12 schools (K-12) and post-secondary settings. This page offers information and resources for parents, guardians, and school staff. Explore the sections below to learn more about COVID-19 information and resources for schools.

For more health topics visit school and youth health.

Protecting children and youth from COVID-19

Immunizations help keep kids, the people around them, and their schools safe and protected from COVID-19. Any child between the age of 5 and 17 can receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Book your child’s immunization appointment.

Jump to: NH COVID-19 immunization clinics

COVID-19 orders

Visit the COVID-19 orders page for more information and frequently asked questions. 

School information

COVID-19 vaccines

Explore these websites for information on COVID-19 vaccines:

COVID-19 vaccine for children 5-11 years

Any child between five and 11 years old can receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Parents can register their child to be notified when to book an appointment.

COVID-19 vaccine for youth aged 12-17 years

COVID-19 vaccine for pregnancy, fertility, and breastfeeding

Reporting vaccine reactions

If you experience unexpected side effects, report them to your local health unit. Learn about expected vaccine side effects.

For parents and guardians

Students, staff, and others can take preventative actions to reduce the risk of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases in K-12 school settings. Students can attend school safely when we work together to follow Public Health recommendations.

Living with COVID-19

The best way to protect yourself and others is to get vaccinated and follow Public Health guidance.

  • Get vaccinated for COVID-19; find a vaccine clinic near you.
  • Practice health awareness. See daily health checks for more information on what to do if you or someone in your household has symptoms of illness.
  • Stay home when sick even when fully vaccinated.
  • Wear masks when recommended. Be respectful and supportive of those who mask when it is a personal choice. For the most up-to-date school mask guidance, see COVID-19 safe schools.
  • Wash your hands regularly.

Follow Public Health guidance


For international travel, review the following Government of Canada resources for the most up-to-date guidance:

For school staff

This section is to support school staff, principals, and superintendents with questions and concerns about COVID-19 in school settings. For more information visit the following:

  • COVID-19 orders including frequently asked questions
  • K-12 Schools and COVID-19 - BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC)
  • Administrators and districts sector leaders can find K-12 guidance and tools to support low-risk in-person learning in schools and resources for working with parents and communities - BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC)


Immunization rates

Information is posted publicly on the COVID-19 vaccine plan webpage. Scroll down to the resources section near the bottom of the page and click on the numbers to date tab for a report on the latest COVID-19 immunization rates for Community Health Service Areas in the Northern Health region.

Data and reports


For more information

How to get a COVID-19 test

Mental health and emotional wellness