Students are required to provide proof of immunization against certain diseases in order to attend school in Ontario. Peel Public Health regularly reviews student immunization records to make sure that students' immunizations are up-to-date. Students who are missing required immunizations will receive a letter from Peel Public Health to update this information, and may be suspended from school.
Parents are responsible for reporting their children's immunizations to Peel Public Health (doctors do not report this information). Immunizations can be reported through the online form, or by calling 905-799-7700. Parents or guardians of students requesting an exemption should contact Peel Public Health.
By law, students must be immunized against:
- Pertussis (whooping cough)
- Meningococcal disease
- Varicella (chicken pox) for students born on or after January 1, 2010
School-Based Immunization clinics
Peel Public Health nurses provide vaccines (Meningococcal, Hepatitis B and Human Papillomavirus) in school-based immunization clinics for students in grade 7 and 8. These immunizations are free of charge when given at school, and provide protection against very serious diseases.
- Meningococcal vaccine is required for school attendance.
- Hepatitis B and HPV (Human Papillomavirus) vaccines are voluntary but strongly recommended by Peel Public Health.
For additional information regarding immunization, contact Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700.
Immunization Schedule for Children
School-Based Immunization Clinics