Under the Child Care and Early Years Act, all children attending a licensed child care centre (daycare) must be immunized as required by the local Medical Officer of Health (MOH). The operator of the licensed facility has a legal obligation to make sure that all the children in their care are immunized according to these requirements.
Parents/guardians will be asked to complete the Licensed Child Care Entry - Immunization (IMT-402) form.
If the record is not complete according to the Publicly Funded Immunization Schedule of Ontario, parents/guardians will receive communication from the Health Unit outlining their options.
There may be medical or conscience/religious reasons for not immunizing children. If this is the case, the parent/guardian must submit approved Ministry of Education forms.
As of August 29, 2016, one of the following forms must be used:
- A Ministry of Education Statement of Medical Exemption form. The form must contain the health care providers (physician or nurse practitioner) signature and license/registration number. Please note this is NOT the same form that is used for children attending school. The form can be downloaded here.
- A Ministry of Education Statement of Conscience or Religious Belief affidavit. The affidavit must contain a commissioner of oath’s signature and contact information. Please note this is NOT the same form that is used for children attending school. The form can be downloaded here.