Two Weeks Remain To Avoid School Suspension If Immunization Records Not Up To Date

Thursday February 27th, 2020

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School suspensions take effect starting on March 11th, 2020 if elementary student immunization records are not up to date .

The Health Unit says that final notices were sent in early January 2020, specified which required vaccine(s) remained missing from the student’s record and provided information on how to update immunization information with the Health Unit.

Students with incomplete immunization records as of March 10th, 2020 at 4:30pm will be suspended from school for up to 20 days.

“We really hope that parents/guardians will provide an up to date immunization record of their child to the health unit” said Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health. “WECHU staff will continue to work in collaboration with school administrators to follow-up with affected families and offer solutions.”

By law, the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA) R.S.O.1990 requires public health units to maintain and review vaccine records for every student attending school in their region. Public health units are also required to enforce a school suspension on children who have not yet received the mandated vaccines required to attend school.

More information can be found here.

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