Parents or guardians may choose to exempt their children from vaccines for personal or medical reasons. Getting an exemption form is the legal process to exempt your child from getting vaccines.
To help keep our children safe and healthy, before children can attend child care, parents/guardians must provide their child care provider with proof of immunization or exemption. Parents must submit these records to Halton Region Public Health AND to their child care provider. Your child’s family doctor does not report their immunizations.
According to Ontario’s Child Care and Early Years Act (2014) (external link), children who attend licensed child care must be immunized against the following diseases:
You can update your immunization record in various ways:
Please note there may be a fee for this service.
For the protection of your child and the child care community, please note that your child may be unable to attend child care in the event of an outbreak.
Note: Once your child enters school, a child care exemption will expire. You will need to complete an Immunization of School Pupil’s Act (ISPA) (external link) Statement of Conscience or Religious Belief form and complete an Immunization Education Session (currently on hold for the 2022-23 school year). More information is available on Halton’s School-Based Immunization webpage.