As you may be aware, there have been recent cases of mumps and measles in the Halton Region, albeit not in school aged children. This serves as a strong reminder how important it is for parents about how important it is to keep their children’s immunizations up-to-date and to report immunizations to the Halton Region Health Department.
The Health Department requires up-to-date immunization records for all students attending schools for the nine diseases listed below. In the case of an outbreak, up-to-date immunization records would allow for rapid identification of any unimmunized students that may be at risk of contracting that specific disease.
Did you know that the Medical Officer of Health has the power to suspend any unimmunized students from school for their own protection if there is an outbreak or immediate risk of outbreak of these nine diseases?
Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Meningoccal, Pertussis, Varicella (children born 2010 or later)
NEW! To make it easier, the region now offers the option to take a photo and submit it electronically at halton.ca/immunize.
Or Dial 311 or in person at Halton Regional Centre 1151 Bronte Road Oakville.
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