Find out what vaccines children need to attend school in Ontario.
Public Health doesn't require schools to collect and submit student vaccination records. Parents and legal guardians of junior and senior Kindergarten registrants and students new to Ontario are asked to report their vaccinations to Public Health.
School vaccination clinics were cancelled in spring 2020. Contact your health care provider to discuss your child's vaccination needs. If you don't have one, contact a local walk-in clinic about vaccine availability.
School based clinics are held in schools and vaccines are given by a public health nurse.
In situations where busses are cancelled or schools are closed, school vaccination clinics will also be cancelled.
Vaccines received at a school clinic don't need to be reported to Public Health.
Hepatitis B, Meningococcal and HPV vaccinations are available for grade 7 children.
Public Health offers vaccination clinics in high schools across Niagara between January and March each year. These clinics are for secondary students who have received an Order for Suspension pursuant to the Immunization of School Pupils Act.
All clinics are held in the morning.
Students can only go to a clinic at the high school they attend. If a student is immunized at a high school clinic, no further action is required.
Under the Health Care Consent Act, be advised that there is no minimum age to provide consent. This means that your child can consent to be vaccinated without parental consent.
This act sets out certain rules on when consent is needed for treatment and how it must be obtained.
Vaccination is considered a treatment and requires consent. The consent must:
A person is capable of giving consent to vaccination if they:
Consent is informed, if before giving it:
For more information, contact the Vaccine Team.