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Ontario, Canada, L6M 3L1
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A parent or guardian may choose to either temporarily or permanently exempt a child from receiving vaccinations. An exemption may be obtained if there are medical reasons why the child should not be vaccinated or if the family chooses not to vaccinate the child based on conscience or religious belief. A vaccine exemption allows an unimmunized child to attend daycare or school as long as there are no outbreaks in the facility.
Vaccines trigger your child’s immune system to make antibodies that fight disease. If your child is not vaccinated, he or she lacks these antibodies for protection (immunity) and is at risk if exposed to the disease. Immunization not only protects your child, but everyone around him or her.
Learn more about
immunization for your family.
In the event of a communicable disease outbreak at the school or daycare, the Medical Officer of Health will not allow an unimmunized child to attend until the outbreak is over. As a result, your child could miss a significant amount of school time.
One of the following documents is required by the Medical Officer of Health:
The following individuals are authorized to sign affidavits for exemption:
Photo identification with a signature is required (e.g., driver’s licence, picture health card, passport). Some offices require an appointment and some may charge a fee.
For more information on Commissioners for Taking Affidavits, please visit the
Ministry of the Attorney General website (external link).
For problems or questions regarding this site, please email Halton
or dial 311 or 905-825-6000
Toll free 1-866-4HALTON (1-866-442-5866) | TTY: 905-827-9833
Halton Region is composed of
the City of Burlington,
the Town of Halton Hills,
the Town of Milton,
and the Town of Oakville .