Immunization for School Attendance (information for schools)

2021-22 school year

Parents are responsible for directly reporting immunization records to Public Health. Schools will not be collecting immunization data forms, but request parents report directly to Public Health through one of the following ways:

Please note, COVID-19 vaccinations for school child(ren) do NOT need to be submitted to Public Health.

Parents can visit immunizewdg.ca to report vaccines, view vaccine records or print a copy of their child’s online record. This online record will show parents which vaccines are overdue or have not yet been reported to Public Health.

The Immunizations of School Pupils Act (ISPA) requires every public health unit to asses that each child attending school in Ontario have either an up-to-date vaccination record or a valid exemption on file.

Children without an up-to-date immunization record or valid exemption on file may be temporarily suspended from school until the required records are provided (however suspensions are on hold for the 2021-22 school year).

Assessment and suspension dates for elementary schools

  • No suspensions are happening for the 2021-22 school year.
  • Parents and caregivers are encouraged to get their child’s immunization records up-to-date. Public Health is offering appointments throughout December and into January for Grade 7-12 students in WDG to get caught up on their school immunizations, including Hep B and HPV. Book an appointment online at wdgpublichealth.ca/appointments.

Assessment and suspension dates for high schools

  • No suspensions are happening for the 2021-22 school year.
  • Parents and caregivers are encouraged to get their child’s immunization records up-to-date. Public Health is offering appointments throughout December and into January for Grade 7-12 students in WDG to get caught up on their school immunizations, including Hep B and HPV. Book an appointment online at wdgpublichealth.ca/appointments.
  • Immunization clinics are happening in high schools in February and March 2022. Visit wdgpublichealth.ca/ISPA for dates.