Meningococcal ACWY-135 is a required vaccine as per the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA). If you choose not to vaccinate your child, you will eventually need to obtain an exemption from Halton Region Public Health in order for your child to continue attending school. Due to the pandemic, Halton Region Public Health is NOT currently enforcing ISPA and is not accepting vaccine exemptions. Check Halton Region’s Vaccine Exemption for Children webpage for updates. Human papillomavirus and hepatitis B are recommended vaccines, but they are not legally required for school attendance and do not require an exemption.
Human papillomavirus and hepatitis B are recommended vaccines, but they are not legally required for school attendance and do not require an exemption.
If you decline vaccination and then change your mind after school clinics have already occurred, children may also be able to receive these vaccines through their primary care provider or in future community clinics. Some vaccines are publicly-funded for a limited time, and the student may only be eligible until a certain age or grade. To learn more, visit halton.ca/immunize or call 311.