Under the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA), students attending school in Ontario are required to be immunized against nine diseases or have a valid exemption on file. The WECHU is taking a phased-in approach and is working to have complete records for all elementary and high school students. Students with incomplete immunization records are at risk of suspension.
WECHU maintains immunization records for all children in schools in the area. You can update your child’s immunization records or apply for an exemption.
Students are required to provide proof of vaccinations against certain diseases in order to attend school. If proof is not provided students can be suspended from school.
Every year, students in grade 7 have the opportunity to be immunized for free against hepatitis B, meningoccal disease and HPV at school. Consents and fact sheets can be found here.
Have questions about immunizations, a specific vaccine, a form sent home? Look here.