Parents asked to keep students’ immunizations records up to date

Parents asked to keep students’ immunizations records up to date

By Haldimand Press Staff

HALDIMAND—In December 2018 the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) commenced its annual review of immunization records for all students aged seven and 17 years of age. Approximately 1,800 notifications are being mailed this month to parents and/or students for those that have incomplete immunization records on file.

In instances where students have received the immunization, but have not yet reported it, information can be reported by the parent, student, or health care provider to the HNHU via fax, phone, online, or in person at their offices.

Ontario’s Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA) requires that students attending primary and secondary school be immunized or have a valid exemption on file.

Health and Social Services of Haldimand Norfolk states that immunization programs are “one of the most effective public interventions” and they have “demonstrated to prevent serious illness and save lives.”

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