Vaccines (injections or shots) are the best way to protect your teen against some very serious infections and diseases.
Students in schools are required to be
immunized against tetanus, diphtheria, polio, measles, mumps and
rubella. In 1990, the Ontario government passed a law called the
"Immunization of School Pupils Act" (ISPA). This Act requires health
units to collect and maintain the immunization records of all students
attending schools. Health units maintain records of the immunization
status of all children.
In the event of an outbreak of one of
the designated diseases, unvaccinated children are excluded from school
until the Medical Officer of Health is satisfied the outbreak has ended.
With appropriate legal documentation, exemptions based on medical,
religious, or philosophical reasons are allowed.
If students do not provide an immunization record or legal exemption, they
may face suspension from school until documentation of immunization or until
the health unit receives the exemption.
The Health Unit can provide information on the importance of immunization. To learn more, review the links listed below or contact the Health Unit toll-free at 1-866-888-4577.
Fact Sheets - Immunization - HKPR District Health Unit
Why Immunization is Important - HKPR District Health Unit
Immunization Schedule Calculator
Facebook Vaccination Ontario Information
Canadian Immunization Guide - Public Health Agency of Canada
HPV Vaccine - HKPR District Health Unit
Should You Get the HPV Vaccination
Keeping Up with Vaccinations - HKPR District Health Unit
ImmunizeCA App - Helps you keep track of your family's vaccination - Immunize Canada