Important Immunization Message from Peel Public Health
Peel Public Health regularly reviews immunization records of all students in the Dufferin-Peel Catholic School Board.
To ensure that everyone has the required immunizations, Peel Public Health must have a record that shows that your child has had all the required infant/initial and booster doses of vaccine for measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus and polio (according to the Ontario Immunization Schedule).
When your child registered for school, you provided a copy of your child’s immunization record. The school sent this information to Peel Public Health. After registration, parents are responsible to keep their child’s immunization record up to date with Peel Public Health. Your child’s record may still be incomplete if the record you submitted at registration did not show that your child has had all the required vaccines, or if your child has become due for another vaccine since then.
Under the Immunization of School Pupils Act, the Health Department has the authority to suspend students from school if they do not meet the immunization requirements. Therefore students whose immunization records are incomplete will be suspended from school.
For immunization information for students in the Region of Peel, visit www.peelregion.ca/immunize or for students in Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph, visit www.immunizewdg.ca.