Every child should have a yellow card that keeps track of their immunizations.
It’s the parent’s job to keep the card updated, and to report immunizations received by their child to the health unit.
As a parent, you can keep your kids of all ages healthy with routine vaccinations. Health care providers, including doctors, do not report immunization dates to us.
Any time your child receives an immunization, please contact our immunization line at 519-258-2146 ext. 1222.
How do I report vaccinations and/or view my child’s immunization record with the Health Unit?
- To view your child’s immunization record online, visit immune.wechu.org. This will only show you which vaccines have been reported to the WECHU. You may need to update your child’s immunization record, if your child received vaccines that are not listed on their immunization record.
- To report your child’s vaccinations to the Health Unit:
- Visit immune.wechu.org
- Fax 519-258-7288
- Call 519-258-2146, ext. 1222
- Mail or bring your child’s records to our Windsor or Leamington offices.
How do I request a paper copy of someone’s (i.e., your own or your child’s) immunization record from the Health Unit?
- Visit immune.wechu.org to see the immunization record. You can download a copy and print it whenever you need it.
- You may request your child’s immunization record up to the age of 16.
- Due to privacy laws, anyone 16 of age and older must report their own record.
- If you cannot access a record online, call the Healthy Schools Department at 519-258-2146, ext. 1222 to request a record. Records can be faxed, mailed, or picked up at our Windsor location. Please allow one working day for record preparation.
What if I choose not to immunize my child?
Under the Immunization of School Pupils Act R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 645, students must be immunized against meningococcal, measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and varicella (for those born on or after January 1, 2010) or have a valid Medical, or Conscience or Religious Belief exemption on file at the Health Unit.