Vaccines and Immunization

 

May 1, 2024 is suspension day for secondary students whose vaccination records are not up to date with Public Health. 

If a student is suspended:
Book an in-person appointment to resolve the suspension.
• Clinics are open at 99 Regina St. South, Waterloo and 30 Christopher Dr., Cambridge, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. closed from 12 to 1 p.m.
• Appointments are currently open until May 6 and will continue to be added as needed.
• If capacity allows, walk-ins are welcome from 9 to 11 a.m. or 1 to 3 p.m.

If you have scheduled a vaccine appointment with your primary health care provider or Public Health after May 1, please report your upcoming appointment online.
• Once we have processed your form, the student’s suspension will be resolved. Due to high volumes, it may take one to two business days to process submissions. Once resolved, you will receive an email and the student can return to school the following day.

If the student has received the vaccine elsewhere, please report the vaccine record online.
• It may take one to two business days for us to update our records and resolve the suspension.

If you need help booking an appointment or have questions, call 519-883-2020. Due to high call volumes, your call may be managed by an automated response service.

Please note that Public Health is unable to release health information to parents or caregivers about students over the age of 16, without their consent.


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's in Waterloo Region. Learn more at School and Child Care Vaccination. 

Grade 7 school clinics schedule (2023/2024) 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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