The Health Unit says that 3,589 students born in 1999 and 2000 with incomplete immunization records have received their formal suspension notice this week.
The notice advised students of which vaccine(s) were missing, how to get in touch with the Health Unit to provide updated information, and how to book an appointment for immunization to avoid suspension come February 28, 2017.
Beginning Tuesday, February 28th, 2017, students with incomplete records will be suspended from school for up to 20 days.
If suspended students wish to return to school the same day they update their record with the Health Unit, they will need to visit the Health Unit in person to obtain a rescind letter and present it to their school principal. Otherwise they may wait until the following school day at which time they will no longer be on the suspension list.
The Health Unit says that staff will attempt to process student information as soon as possible, but it may take until the end of the current school day. Updated suspension lists will be faxed to school principals each morning before 8am.
WECHU offers immunization clinics to school aged children at both the Windsor and Leamington offices by appointment. These clinics are free and a health card is not required. To book an appointment, you can call 519-258-2146 ext. 1222