Media Advisory: Students to Return to School Once Immunization Records are Up to Date

Issued: Tuesday, March 26, 2024 | 10:00 a.m. | Windsor and Essex County

As of March 26, 2024, 44 elementary students are suspended from school for continuing to have incomplete immunization records with the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU), as required by the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA) R.S.O.1990. At this time, the majority of elementary school students have received all their required vaccines, and their records are updated with the WECHU.

Not only is it required, knowing the immunization status of all school aged children and youth helps the WECHU to plan services and identify who might be at risk if there are diseases making people sick in our community. This is incredibly important given the recent cases of vaccine-preventable diseases, such as measles, in Ontario. 

The WECHU wants children to stay healthy and in school and is committed to working with families to avoid future school suspension. The WECHU will continue to host immunization clinics for all school aged children and youth by appointment starting this week. Families are encouraged to visit for more information or to book an appointment.

The WECHU is thankful for the collective effort of families, schools, community partners, and health care providers who are helping to keep children’s immunizations up to date and contributing to the health and well-being of our community.

For more information on immunizations, visit the Health Unit’s website.

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