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.

Note: Winter 2019 sessions will be posted soon.


Location Date and Time
City Hall
Committee Room 1
100 Queen Street West
Monday, December 10
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Session is full


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