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This Version Posted: November 30, 2021

Immunization (Vaccination)

Protect babies and children from vaccine-preventable illnesses like measles, mumps and rubella.

Ensuring your child follows Ontario’s Publicly Funded Immunization Schedule is important to provide full protection. All publicly-funded vaccines are safe, effective and available at no cost.

School-Based Immunizations

  • The Health Unit will be providing three vaccines (non-COVID-19 ones) to Grades 7 and 8 students during the 2021/22 school year.  Click here for more information.

Immunization of School Pupils Act

Students in schools are required to be immunized against tetanus, diphtheria, polio, measles, mumps and rubella. This is under Ontario’s Immunization of School Pupils Act.

Students or their parents must provide an up-to-date record of immunization or a legal exemption (based on medical, religious or philosophical reasons) to the Health Unit. If this is not provided, students could face suspension from school.

Similarly, children attending Child Care Centres/Daycares are required to have their childhood immunizations up to date.

Additional Resources

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