Health care providers (including your family doctor) do not automatically inform the Thunder Bay District Health Unit when vaccines are given, so it is the parents’ responsibility to let the TBDHU know of their child's immunizations. The TBDHU will only have a record of any vaccines administered by TBDHU nurses, whether at school or in our Immunization Clinic.
If your child receives a vaccine from another health care provider, you can submit this information online or by paper submission. The Immunization of School Pupils Act requires that all students have proof of vaccination against several different infections. These infections are covered under Ontario's Immunization Schedule.
You can now report your immunizations online by visiting the TBDHU’s secure website at updatevaccinerecord.com. This website allows you to take a photo of the "yellow card" or any records you have and submit them through the website. You will need your child's health card information.
Paper Submission (Fax or Mail)
If you prefer, you can also fax or mail the information to the TBDHU. Simply print off the School Entry Immunization Form (disponible en anglais et aussi français), fill it out, and fax or mail it back to the address below.
Fax to: (807) 625-4828
Mail to: Vaccine Preventable Disease Program
Thunder Bay District Health Unit
999 Balmoral Street
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6E7
For Further Information
Call the Vaccine Preventable Disease Program at (807) 625-5900
or toll-free 1-888-294-6630