As part of the City’s COVID-19 response, all school immunization clinics have been cancelled. Stay up-to-date on all changes to City by visiting toronto.ca/covid19.

Toronto Public Health’s review of immunization records for all students is cancelled for the 2020-2021 school year. Routine vaccinations are an essential health service and are available from a student’s health care provider. Vaccines provide individuals with protection from non-COVID-19 diseases. Students visiting their health care providers for scheduled or urgent visits should not delay vaccinations at this time.

 

Parents of Toronto school-aged children must provide their child’s vaccination information to Toronto Public Health.

 

Ontario’s Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA) requires parents of children attending elementary and secondary school provide their local health unit with proof of their child’s immunization against the following designate diseases:

  • measles
  • mumps
  • rubella
  • diphtheria
  • tetanus
  • polio
  • meningococcal
  • whooping cough (pertussis)
  • chickenpox (only applies to kids born on or after 2010)

All the vaccines needed for school are free. Make an appointment with your healthcare provider if your child needs any of the above vaccines.

Note: It is the parent’s responsibility to update their child’s immunization record or provide a valid exemption form to Toronto Public Health.

For parents who choose not to have their child vaccinated for medical, religious or philosophical reasons, please call us.

Students without the required vaccines will receive two notices asking for updated immunization information. To avoid school suspension, please report your child’s immunization, every time they receive a vaccine or booster.

Due to the current COVID-19 response, Toronto Public Health has decided not to implement elementary school suspension for students who are not up-to-date with their immunization. All immunization information sessions have been cancelled until further notice.

To reduce barriers, we offer:

  • interpreter services, when you telephone
  • translation of student foreign immunization records
  • an app to keep your family’s immunization record all in one place
  • for students without a health card or family doctor, book an appointment at a free vaccination clinic