Under the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA),the parents/guardians of every child who attends school in Ontario must provide proof of up to date immunization records to their local health unit. A schedule of childhood diseases: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Polio, Mumps, Measles, Rubella, Meningococcal diseases and for children born after January 1st 2010, Varicella (Chickenpox), are the designated diseases under ISPA, as set out by the Ministry of Health. The local Medical Officer of Health is required by law to keep immunization records for every student.
Students who require an exemption from immunization for medical, religious or conscience reasons must obtain and complete appropriate documents with the Medical Officer of Health, before school entry.
Please click on the links below for additional information from your local Health Unit.