Health Information

Immunizations for Children and Youth

Vaccine Reminder Letters

⚠ Students in high school will receive a reminder in February 2023
⚠ Students in elementary school will receive a vaccine reminder letter in the Spring 2023

Did your student receive a School Vaccine Reminder Letter?
• If your student has received their vaccines, click here to report
• If your student has NOT received their vaccinations, click here for booking options.

Requirements for School Attendance

Ontario’s Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA) requires that parents of children attending elementary and secondary school provide public health with proof of their child’s immunization against specific diseases. 

Children who attend school in Ontario must have proof of immunization (or legal exemption) for: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Meningococcal disease, Pertussis (whooping cough), and Varicella (chickenpox for children born in 2010 or later).

A student who is not vaccinated may be excluded from a school due to an outbreak or an immediate risk of an outbreak of a designated disease

Requirements for Daycare Attendance

Ontario’s Child Care and Early Years Act (CCEYA) states that a child care centre must ensure that all children in their centre have complete immunization appropriate to their age prior to admission to the child care centre.  A record of immunization must be kept as part of each child’s record. 

View and Report Immunization Records

By law, it is the parent’s responsibility to report all vaccines to Lambton Public Health.
Go to Immunization Reporting

Grade 7 Immunizations

Lambton Public Health is back in schools providing vaccinations. To catch up after the pandemic we will be offering vaccinations to both Grade 7 & 8 students for the 2022/23 and 2023/24 school years.

About the Grade 7 Immunization Program

Hepatitis B, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Meningococcal immunizations are provided at no cost to grade 7 students annually through the grade 7 school-based immunization program. If your child is in grade 7 this school year, they are eligible to receive these vaccines or complete their vaccines series if it has already begun. Lambton Public Health will be holding a vaccine clinic at each elementary school in the fall and spring.

Learn more about Grade 7 Vaccines.

Where To Get Vaccinated

Healthcare providers
Most vaccines are available through your healthcare provider. 

Pharmacies
Some vaccines for children and youth are available at local pharmacies (e.g. flu, COVID-19).

Public Health Routine Clinics
If you do not have a health care provider or have difficulty accessing vaccines from your health care provider you may be eligible to attend public health routine clinics. Go to Immunization Clinics

School-Aged Catch-Up Clinics
Lambton Public Health also offers school-aged catch-up clinics for those requiring vaccines who do not have a health care provider or are having difficulty obtaining these vaccines from their provider. Go to Immunization Clinics