School Vaccination Information for Parents, Legal Guardians and School Administration
Public Health vaccination clinic locations and walk-in options for families of students who received an Order of Suspension.
Vaccinations offered at schools
Public Health runs the Grade 7 immunization campaign at participating schools.
Vaccines received at a school clinic don't need to be reported to Public Health. Parents and legal guardians should report vaccines received from Public Health to their health care provider.
When buses are cancelled or schools are closed, school vaccination clinics will also be cancelled. Parents and legal guardians will be notified by their child's school if their school clinic is being rescheduled.
In Ontario, the Health Care Consent Act sets out certain rules on when consent is needed for treatment and how it must be obtained. Parents and guardians are encouraged to discuss vaccination with their child before attending a clinic.
- Health Care Consent Act
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:
- Relate to the treatment being proposed
- Be informed
- Be voluntary and not have been obtained through misrepresentation or fraud
Individuals who can give consent
A person is capable of giving consent to vaccination if they both:
- Understand the information that's important to making a decision concerning vaccination
- Understand the consequences of a decision or lack of a decision.
- Informed consent
Consent is informed if before giving it, the person both:
- Received information about the proposed treatment in the manner that any person in the same circumstances would require in order to make a decision
- Received answers to their request for additional information about the proposed treatment.
For more information, contact the vaccine team.
Find out which vaccines children need to attend school in Ontario.
Kindergarten registrants and students new to 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 using Immunization Connect.
School immunization record review: Data on the progress and current status of immunizations in Niagara by school.
Niagara Open Data: Data is available for measles, mumps, rubella immunization, and diphtheria, tetanus and polio.