Ontario’s Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA) requires that parents of children attending primary and secondary school provide their local medical officer of health with proof of their child’s immunization against designated diseases.
Ontario’s Child Care and Early Years Act (CCEYA) states that a child care centre must ensure that all children in their centre have complete immunization appropriate to their age prior to admission to the child care centre. A record of immunization must be kept as part of each child’s record.
The following vaccines are required for school attendance: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Meningococcal disease, Pertussis (whooping cough), and Varicella (chickenpox).
The following vaccines are required for child care centre attendance: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Meningococcal disease, Pertussis (whooping cough), Varicella (chickenpox), Pneumococcal Disease, Rotavirus, and Haemophilus influenzae type b.
The Porcupine Health Unit has an electronic database that holds immunization records for every student (ages 0 to 17), who attends a licensed child care centre or school in our area.
Our role is to:
If you’ve received one of these letters from us, it means that your child is either overdue for vaccines or we have no record of their being vaccinated.
If your child is overdue for vaccines:
If your child has been immunized, you need to update your child’s record: