Each year, Public Health Nurses review the immunization records of students in Oxford and Elgin Counties to ensure their immunization records are up to date and accurately recorded by Public Health. If a student is not up to date, an Immunization Notice will be sent to the parents/guardians to let them know which immunizations are overdue. Your student may be suspended from school if the immunization is not completed by the date on the notice.
The Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA) requires that all students in secondary school must be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, measles, mumps, rubella, and meningococcal disease.
If students are not immunized for medical or personal reasons, a legal exemption is required. Find out more about Exemptions.
Learn more about the vaccines:
Your health care provider doesn’t usually tell the health unit when your child is immunized, so it is a parent’s responsibility to report that information. Learn how to report your child’s vaccines to Public Health.