Media Statement Regarding Elementary School Student Suspensions for Incomplete Immunization Records
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Monday, March 20, 2023 | 10:00 a.m. | Windsor and Essex County
The following statement can be attributed to the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit:
“The Immunization of School Pupils Act (1990), Section 11, Subsections (1) and (2) require public health units to maintain and review vaccine records for every student attending school and to enforce a school suspension for incomplete immunization information. Due to out of date immunization records, 1,908 elementary school students have been suspended today.
The following steps will occur once a parent or guardian provides the WECHU with an updated immunization record:
- The record will be updated,
- The parent or guardian and the school principal will be informed,
- The suspension will be lifted, and
- The student can return to school.
Immunization clinics are available at both health unit locations today and throughout the week. Visit wechu.org/getimmunized for information on clinic times.
Immunization records are accepted in person between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at our Windsor and Leamington offices. The student’s primary health care provider can also fax updated immunization records to the WECHU at 519-258-7288. Proof of immunization can also be submitted online at immune.wechu.org.”