Vaccination requirements for school attendance

Advisory Alert

January 10, 2020

To: Community health care providers

Re: Vaccination requirements for school attendance

Public Health Sudbury & Districts is currently reviewing student immunization records and contacting parents of children whose records indicate that they are not fully immunized.

Ontario’s Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA) requires that children and adolescents attending licensed daycare, primary, or secondary school be appropriately immunized against designated diseases, unless they have a valid exemption.

It is anticipated that parents might contact your office to obtain immunization records or to make an appointment for the student to receive vaccination. Please review any immunization records you may have for the student prior to vaccinating to determine the student’s eligibility for vaccination as well as the vaccines that are required to fulfill ISPA requirements.

Guidance for immunizing eligible students:

Publicly funded vaccines are available through your normal vaccine ordering processes.

Health care providers and parents/guardians are reminded to notify public health when any vaccine is administered to a school-aged child so that their student immunization record can be updated.

All immunization requirements for school attendance align with Ontario’s publicly funded immunization schedule
( Please see Ontario’s publicly funded immunization schedule to verify that your clients have received all necessary immunizations.

Should you have any questions, please contact our immunization program at 705.522.9200, ext. 458.

Annie Berthiaume, RN, MPH
Manager, Health Protection Division

This item was last modified on January 20, 2020