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.

Location Date and Time Date and Time
North York Civic Centre
5100 Yonge St
North York, ON M2N 5V7
Monday, Aug 26, 2019
10 – 11 a.m.
Member’s Lounge
Register for session
Thursday, October 31, 2019
10  – 11 a.m.
Council Chambers
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Etobicoke Civic Centre
399 The West Mall Etobicoke
Etobicoke, ON M9C 2Y2.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
10 – 11 a.m.
Council Chambers
Register for session
Friday, November 15, 2019
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Council Chambers
Register for session
Scarborough Civic Centre
150 Borough Dr
Scarborough, ON M1P 4N7.
Monday, September 23, 2019
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Council Chambers
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Monday, November 25, 2019
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Council Chambers
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City Hall
100 Queen Street West
Toronto M5H 2N2
Friday, October 4, 2019
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Committee Room 1
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Friday, December 13, 2019
2 – 3 p.m.
Committee Room 1
Register for 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