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Immunizations - 2019-2020 School Year

Immunizations - 2019-2020 School Year
Posted on 11/19/2019
 Immunizations

Ottawa Public Health requires proof that your child has received proper immunization. Under the Immunization of School Pupils Act, students attending school in Ontario are required to be vaccinated against nine (9) diseases or have a valid exemption. Parents are required to report all immunizations done at the doctor's office to OPH.  Under this Act, OPH has the authority to suspend students for whom OPH does not have a record of immunization from attending school. Parents/guardians are responsible for updating Ottawa Public Health every time their child receives an immunization from their doctor.


All of the immunizations that are required to attend school in Ontario are free at your family doctor, a walk-in clinic, a school clinic, or the immunization centre at Ottawa Public Health.


Parents/guardians of elementary students will receive their written notice from OPH by mail beginning November 20th with a deadline to update OPH as of December 20th. Suspension orders are scheduled to be mailed to households on January 30th, 2020 and scheduled to be enforced on February 24th, 2020. 


Please note that on the first day of suspension students will not be sent home, but families will be alerted that students will not be admitted to school on the following day or thereafter, until the records are updated.


Updating your child's record:


Online: Immunization Connect Ontario (ICON)


With ICON you can view your child's record and be informed of which immunizations your child needs or will need in the near future. You can print a copy or access the information anytime.


After submitting an immunization, it can take up to 5 days before any updates appear on your child’s record through the “View Immunizations” feature.


CANImmunize App: CANimmunize.ca


CANImmunize is a free, easy to use app that allows you to track and report your child's immunizations to OPH. Get the app on iOS and Android today! Before using the app, please ensure the following: You are using CANImmunize version 3.0.0 and up on an iOS or Android device:


You are using CANImmunize version 3.0.0 and up on an iOS or Android device

Your child is less than 16 years of age (If your child is 16 or over, the data will not be sent to Ottawa Public Health.)


Parents seeking further information can contact OPH by phoning 613-580-6744 or visit parentinginottawa.ca/immunization.  

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