Reporting Immunizations

Reporting your Child’s Vaccinations

As a parent or guardian, you are required by law to report your child’s immunizations to your local public health unit if your child attends school, or a licensed daycare centre.1 2 This ensures we have accurate records of immunizations and we can protect everyone, including kids who aren’t immunized, during an outbreak. Your physician is not required to report any vaccinations administered in office to public health. If your child’s yellow immunization card is lost, please contact your physician for their record.

How to Report Your Child’s Vaccinations

You Will Need:

  • A copy of the vaccination record or a copy from your health care provider to attach when submitting the vaccination information through ICON. 
  • By clicking below, you are consenting to submit non-ISPA immunization information to Lambton Public Health.

If you need assistance contact us by email at immunization@county-lambton.on.ca or call 519-383-8331 ext. 3589

Reporting COVID-19 Vaccinations Received Outside of Canada

All COVID-19 vaccine doses administered out of province should be reported, verified and documented into COVaxON by those who are planning to stay in Canada for longer periods of time to live, work or study.

FAQ

Do you need a copy of an immunization record?

If you have uploaded records of vaccination on eHealth Ontario you can access digital copies of these records at any time on this portal. You will need your personal health information (e.g. Health Card) to access these records.

If you have previously reported vaccinations to Lambton Public Health or Lambton Public Health has administered vaccinations these will also be included on eHealth Ontario. If you are having difficulty accessing your records contact Lambton Public Health at immunization@county-lambton.on.ca or 519-383-8331 for a copy of your child’s immunization record.

*Note: COVID-19 vaccines are recorded in the provincial system COVax at the time of administration, click to find out how to download proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Exemptions

Children can be exempted for medical reasons, conscience or religious beliefs. Learn more about the exemption process.

However, a pupil 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.

What do I need to do if my child receives a school suspension letter?

A school suspension letter has been sent because the immunization status and records for the student are not on file. Students will be removed from the suspension list once their immunization information is reported to Lambton Public Health and the records are verified as being up-to-date. Lambton Public Health will provide the school with an updated school suspension list prior to the start of each school year.

To avoid having your child suspended from school, please ensure to do one of the following:

Report Immunization(s) – If the student has received the immunization or an exemption was processed, please update our records by reporting the information to Lambton Public Health.
1. Immunizations received
2. Exemptions processed

Receive Immunization(s) – If the student is overdue for an immunization please plan to receive the immunization or process an exemption, and report them to Lambton Public Health.
1. Contact your health-care provider to book an appointment
2. If you don’t have a health-care provider, call Lambton Public Health to inquire about the availability of vaccines 519-383-8331 ext. 3589

Sources:

  1. Immunization of School Pupils Act
  2. Child Care and Early Years Act