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.

The immunization information sessions are free. The information provided is to assist parents to make an informed decision. We do not provide specific medical advice.

Parents seeking non-medical exemptions for their school-age children must attend an information session first before completing the Statement of Conscience Affidavit. You need one Statement of Conscience Affidavit for each child but only one education certificate for your family. The session will take approximately an hour. Please bring an ID for registration.

Location Date and Time
Toronto Public Health
277 Victoria St., Room 502
January 30, 2020
10 a.m.
Register here
Etobicoke Civic Centre
399 The West Mall, Council Chambers
February 7, 2020
10 a.m.
Register here
Scarborough Civic Centre
150 Borough Dr., Council Chambers
February 25, 2020
2 p.m.
Register here

Additional sessions will be posted soon.

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