In Ontario, under the
Immunization of School Pupils Act, health units are required to have up-to-date
immunization records for all students. Since
2014 new requirements for students have been added.
If parents do not provide this information to the health unit, the
child could be temporarily suspended from school.
consultation with parents, it is helpful that they be reminded to update the health
unit after each immunization their child receives (check the child’s immunization
card and share that record with the health unit).
Parents can quickly report their child’s immunization online by
going to www.smdhu.org/immsonline or by
calling Health Connection at 705-721-7520, or toll-free at 1-877-721-7520.
Ontario’s publicly funded immunization schedule: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/immunization/docs/immunization_schedule.pdf
For more on immunization see our immunization facts page.