Immunization for School Attendance (information for schools)

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:

Parents can visit 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. Public Health assesses elementary and high school student immunization records yearly by mailing letters to students with overdue immunizations. 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.

A Public Health Nurse will contact your school to provide more information regarding dates of planned assessments, booking in-school clinics and possible suspension timelines.

NOTE: COVID-19 vaccinations for school children do NOT need to be submitted to Public Health.