This Version Posted: February 12, 2019
The Health Unit is required under the Immunization of School Pupils Act to collect and maintain up-to-date immunization records for every student registered in our jurisdiction. The law states that parents must provide the Health Unit with proof of completed immunizations for:
- whooping cough (pertussis)
- chickenpox (only applies to students born on or after 2010)
The Health Unit will contact parents/guardians of local students who are overdue or missing certain immunizations required under the ISPA. Families who receive these notices are asked to immediately contact the Health Unit toll-free at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 1507 or email us.
Under the ISPA, students can be suspended from school if their immunization records are not up-to-date with the Health Unit.