Vaccines and Immunization

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School and child care vaccination

Children attending school (Kindergarten-Grade 12) or licensed child care must either have proof of the required vaccinations, or a valid medical or non-medical exemption. Your child can get vaccinated through their family doctor or their Grade 7 school clinic. Children born between 2005 and 2019 can book an appointment at a routine catch-up clinic. 

Learn more at School and Child Care Vaccination. 

Report your child's vaccinations Book a catch-up appointment Vaccine exemptions  Ontario vaccine schedule

Grade 7 school clinics

Public Health provides the Hepatitis B, HPV and Meningococcal vaccines in schools for all Grade 7 students in Waterloo Region. Learn more at Grade 7 school clinics.

Grade 7 school clinics schedule (2024/2025) School clinic eligibility and consent

Vaccine records and reporting

Parents and guardians are responsible for reporting their child's vaccinations to Public Health. Make sure your child's vaccine records are up to date. You can learn more about how to view your child's vaccination record and how to report at Vaccine Reporting.
Report your child's vaccinations View your child's vaccination record

Respiratory illness vaccines

Respiratory season is typically between November and May every year. Stay up to date on COVID-19 and flu vaccinations to reduce your risk of respiratory illness and hospitalization.
COVID-19 vaccine Influenza (flu) vaccine

Vaccine exemptions

The Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA) and Child Care and Early Years Act require a medical or non-medical exemption form to be submitted if your child is not vaccinated.Learn more and access the forms at School and Child Care Vaccination.

Medical exemption Non-medical exemption

Vaccine-preventable diseases

Learn about the diseases that can be prevented with safe vaccination at all ages. Sometimes you need more than one dose of a vaccine across many years, and it is important to follow the Ontario government's vaccination schedule. 
Hepatitis HPV Measles Meningitis Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis Travel vaccines Vaccine schedule 

Vaccine resources

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