Media Statement Regarding Secondary School Student Suspensions for Incomplete Immunization Records
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Wednesday, September 14, 2022 | 10:00 a.m. | Windsor and Essex County
“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 Due to out of date immunization records, 1,519 secondary school students have been suspended today.
The following steps will occur once a student/parent/guardian provides the WECHU with an updated immunization record:
- The record will be updated,
- The student/parent/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 the Health Unit today and throughout the week. While appointments are not required, you can visit wechu.org/getimmunized for more information on clinic times and to book an appointment. 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.”