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. 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.

Information sessions are open to everyone. Parents seeking non-medical exemptions must attend an information session. Register for a session below.

Location Date and Time Date and Time
City Hall
Committee Room 1
100 Queen Street West
Thursday, August 30
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Session is finished
Monday, December 10
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Register for this session
Etobicoke Civic Centre
Council Chambers
399 The West Mall
Monday, September 10
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Session is finished
Monday, November 5
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Register for this session
North York Civic Centre
Council Chambers
5100 Yonge St, North York
Monday, September 24
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Session is finished
Friday, October 5
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Session is finished
Scarborough Civic Centre
Council Chambers
150 Borough Dr, Scarborough
Friday, October 26
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Register for this session
Monday, November 12
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Register for this session

 

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