Important Notice: Vaccine Appointments Available at Public Health Clinics

Have you received a letter from Public Health telling you that your child is missing a vaccination?


Appointments are now available for any student who needs to catch up on their routine vaccines, including Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, Meningococcal, Pertussis (whooping cough), and Varicella (chickenpox).


Book a catch-up appointment, if your child is missing a vaccine.


Report your child’s vaccinations, if they have gotten the missing vaccines.


You need to report your child’s vaccines to Public Health if they received their vaccines from a health care provider. You can easily report your child’s vaccines online. How to report your child’s vaccines.


The Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA) requires all elementary and secondary school students to have proof of vaccination or a valid exemption on file with Public Health.


Vaccinations keep kids and schools healthy by stopping the spread of serious and preventable diseases.


Learn more about school and child care vaccinations

Schedule of Notification and Suspension

Vaccination notices providing six weeks to update vaccine records went out to elementary school families in November and December last year. Notices to secondary school families are being distributed now.


Students whose records have not been brought up to date will receive a second notice in February (elementary) and April (secondary) of pending school suspension. This second notice provides an additional four weeks to get vaccine records up to date before school suspension takes effect.


The elementary school suspension date is March 27, 2024. Secondary school suspension date is May 1, 2024.


Questions? Need help? Call Region of Waterloo Public Health at 519-575-4400.