Vaccine Requirements

The Immunization of School Pupils Act and the Child Care and Early Years Act (section 35) require all children attending school or a licensed daycare in Ontario to receive certain vaccines.

Make sure that your child gets all necessary vaccinations and report each immunization to Huron Perth Public Health. Remember that an out-of-date immunization record could result in your child's suspension from school.

Required vaccines

All required vaccinations are free and are included in Ontario's routine immunization schedule.

School requirements

In keeping with the Immunization of School Pupils Act, your child needs to receive the following vaccines in order to attend school in Ontario:

  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus
  • Polio
  • Meningococcal
  • Whooping cough (pertussis)
  • Chickenpox (varicella) (only applies to those born on or after 2010)

Licensed childcare setting requirements

In keeping with the Immunization for Children in Schools and Licensed Child Care Settings Protocol, 2018, your child needs to receive the following if they are in a licensed child care:

  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus
  • Polio
  • Meningococcal
  • Whooping cough (pertussis)
  • Chickenpox (varicella)
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b
  • Pneumococcal
  • Rotavirus

Vaccine exemptions

If you don't want your child to get immunized, or don't want a specific vaccine, you can get a Statement of Conscience or Religious Belief Affidavit form from Huron Perth Public Health. Contact us to access the form. You will need to complete an education session prior to receiving the form.

You need to get the form witnessed by someone authorized to sign affidavits.