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Elementary School Program

Students are required by law, according to the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA), to have an up-to-date immunization record.  The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit reviews student immunization records registered in Simcoe County and the District of Muskoka. Once school immunization records are reviewed, a request for immunization information is mailed to the home if there is incomplete information on file.

Students, who do not have a complete immunization record, will receive a request for immunization information in the mail sometime throughout the school year. Not responding to the request may risk suspension from school.

What else do I need to know about school immunization?

  • When you register your child for a new school, an immunization history form  (French version) must be provided to the school 
  • The required immunizations can be given by your health care provider or by making an appointment at a health unit  immunization clinic
  • If your child receives immunization at a health care provider, you must contact the health unit to update your child’s immunization record
  • Health care providers do not contact the health unit when they provide immunization to students.
  • To update your child’s immunization record click here
  • For tips on how to reduce pain during immunization for your child click here
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