Immunization is an effective way of preventing a variety of illnesses. It protects staff and children in your care and reduces the number of infectious disease outbreaks.

Requirements for children

Under Ontario Regulation 137/15 of the Child Care and Early Years Act, children attending licensed daycare are required to have specific immunizations.

Collect and keep immunization records

Childcare centres must collect a complete immunization history of each child, staff member and volunteer prior to admission or hire. You also need to:

  • Ensure that copies of staff and volunteer immunization records are available to Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) when requested
  • Forward all immunization updates to HPPH [link to contact module]

Requirements for providers

If you work or volunteer in a licensed childcare centre, you are required to get the following vaccines:

  • Tetanus
  • Diphtheria
  • Pertussis
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Rubella

You will need to provide your immunization information to the childcare centre when you are first hired. You are responsible for keeping immunization records up-to-date and reporting them to your employer.