Vaccines are an important aspect of supporting a safe and healthy community. Lambton Public Health (LPH) provides publicly funded vaccines to all approved health-care providers (HCPs).
We inspect approved vaccine fridges to ensure that they are following the Ministry’s guidelines to ensure vaccine effectiveness.The cold-chain inspection program is mandated by the Ministry’s Vaccine and Storage Handling Protocol, and inspections are completed on all approved vaccine fridges once a year at all locations where publicly funded vaccines are stored.
For more information or questions about public health provided vaccines or cold-chain inspections, contact Lambton Public Health.
It is important that all providers who administer vaccines are familiar with the appropriate schedule.
Publicly Funded Immunization Schedules for Ontario
• Canadian Immunization Guide
• Ontario’s Routine Immunization Schedule
• Vaccine Recommendations by Age
• Eligibility and Schedules (Coming soon)
• Quick Facts on School Vaccines
The following forms are used if an individual should be exempt from a vaccination for medical reasons.
Statement of Medical Exemption Forms are to be completed and signed by a physician or nurse in the extended class. Parents or guardians of the student are to return the original completed form (hard copy) to Lambton Public Health and keep a copy for themselves.
• Statement of Medical Exemption Form for School-Aged Children
• Statement of Medical Exemption Form for Children Attending Licensed Child Care Centres
To learn more about the non-medical exemption process, please see the following document:
• Temporary Immunization Exemption Process for ISPA Non-Medical Exemptions: Parent Information
• Or visit the Ontario Ministry of Health’s website
If you are a Health Care Provider in Lambton County and want to receive publicly-funded vaccines, please complete the New Healthcare Provider Application.
How to submit your completed forms by:
• Email to email@example.com.
• Fax to 519-383-7092.
We will contact you to set up a vaccine fridge inspection appointment. Prior to a fridge inspection, you must set up and record your fridge temperatures in a temperature log twice a day for at least 7 days.
Local public health units are required by the Ontario Ministry of Health to conduct inspections of refrigerators that store provincially funded vaccines.
It is important that you contact Lambton Public Health immediately if the temperature of your vaccine fridge falls outside the range of 2°C – 8°C, by calling 519-383-8331, pressing “0” and asking to speak to an immunization nurse.
The following resources outline the guidelines and procedures for cold chain management (*if the forms do not open, try a different browser):
• Vaccine storage and handling Guidelines & Protocol
• Printable Cold Chain Temperature Log Book
• Cold Chain Incident Exposure/Wastage Report
• Vaccine Cold Chain Maintenance Inspection Report – For routine annual inspection
Completed reports, fax to: 519-383-7092
Please ensure all orders are requested in compliance with the Publicly-Funded Immunization Schedules for Ontario.
To order vaccines, please complete the appropriate form;
• General and School Vaccine Order Form
• High Risk & Special Order Vaccine Order Form
• Vaccine Supplies Order Form
• Vaccine Return Form
• COVID-19 vaccine order form
• Flu Vaccine Order Form – Orders accepted as of October 25th, 2021
• LPH Flu clinic information *updated annually
How to submit your orders:
*All vaccine orders must be accompanied by a temperature log for the past 7 days, including the current date
If you are a Health Care Provider in Lambton County and want to receive publicly-funded vaccines, please complete the New vaccine site application process.
Health care providers (i.e. physicians, nurses and pharmacists) are required by law to report AEFIs.
In the event of an AEFI:
1. Review the following documents:
• Adverse Event Following Immunization Fact Sheet
• Ministry of Health Infectious Diseases Protocol Appendix B: Provincial Case Definitions for Diseases of Public Health Significance Disease: Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFIs)
2. Complete and return the Adverse Event Following Immunization (AEFI) Reporting Form to Lambton Public Health.
Completed reports can be faxed to 519-383-7092.
Diseases of Public Health Significance
Timely reporting for diseases of public health significance is essential. Some diseases need to be reported immediately, see full list below for details.
Reportable Diseases List
Reporting is required if you suspect or confirm any of the specified diseases or events (as per Ontario Regulation 135/18 and amendments under the Health Protection and Promotion Act). Please report diseases to the local Medical Officer of Health by telephone (24 hours/day, 7 days/week)
How to Report:
Call (24 hours/day, 7 days/week).
Phone: 519-383-8331 or 1-800-667-1839 | Fax: 519-383-7092
Recording and Reporting Immunizations
• Refer parents/guardians to the LPH website to report their child’s immunizations.
• CANImmunize is a digital vaccination record for Canadians to securely store vaccination records and remind parents to vaccinate on time.
• Your child’s vaccine schedule (Government of Canada).
Vaccine Resources for Patients
• Vaccine Safety information (Public Health Ontario).
• Vaccine information questions and answers (Immunize Canada).