Media Advisory: Most Students Who Were Previously Issued Suspension Orders Now in Compliance
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Issued: Monday, March 27, 2023 | 10:00 a.m. | Windsor-Essex County
As of March 27, 2023, there are 321 elementary school students suspended due to missing vaccinations as required by the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA) R.S.O.1990 or immunization records that have not yet been submitted to the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU). Most students who were issued a suspension order have updated their immunization records and have returned to school now that they are in compliance with the ISPA. For more information on remaining compliant with the ISPA, parents are encouraged to visit the Health Unit’s website.
The WECHU will offer clinics based on demand. For the most current information on clinics, visit wechu.org/getimmunized. Children who are ill should stay home and only be immunized when they are well.
To have the child’s suspension order lifted, parents/guardians must do one or more of the following so that their child’s immunization is up to date:
- Book an appointment for their child to receive the missing vaccines or provide a valid exemption from their health care provider.
- Ask their health care provider to fax the child’s updated immunization records to the WECHU @ 519-258-7288.
- Bring their child’s immunization record to the WECHU Windsor or Leamington location
- Update their child’s record at immune.wechu.org (must upload proof).
- Attend a WECHU walk-in clinic. For more details, visit wechu.org/getimmunized.
Parents with students on the suspension list can speak to a public health nurse directly by calling the WECHU at 519-960-0231. Public health nurses can answer questions and help you to get your child’s immunization record up to date.
Once the student’s record is up to date with the WECHU, the student may return to school.