Vaccinations required to attend school
The Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA) requires all school-aged children (4 to 17) in Ontario to have proof of immunization against the diseases listed below. Parents and guardians are also required to report their child’s vaccinations to the Health Unit.
- meningococcal disease (meningitis)
- pertussis (whooping cough)
- varicella (chickenpox)
Children who follow the routine childhood immunization schedule (Government of Ontario) will receive all the vaccines needed at the right time to attend school. Students who do not have up-to-date vaccinations and records on file with the Health Unit could be suspended from school until both are updated.
You have several options to report your child’s vaccinations.
If your child requires an exemption from vaccination for medical, religious, or conscientious reasons, you must submit a form.
This item was last modified on September 13, 2017