Immunizations for School-Aged Children


Students Entering School in September 2023

If you have any children who are starting kindergarten, who were previously homeschooled, who previously attended a private school, or who will be attending school in Ontario for the first time, TBDHU needs a copy of their immunization record. TBDHU staff need an accurate history of your child’s vaccines so they can determine whether your child has all the vaccines required under the Immunization of School Pupils Act. Most health care providers do not forward immunization information to TBDHU. If your child received a vaccine at a health care provider’s office, it is your responsibility as their parent/guardian to share this information with the TBDHU. You can ensure that your child’s records are up-to-date when they start school by:


Elementary School Immunizations


High School Immunizations


Recent High School Graduates Missing Routine School-Aged Immunizations

Over the last few years, some young adults may have missed opportunities to receive publicly-funded vaccines that have age or grade-based eligibility. Ontario has temporarily expanded the eligibility criteria for some of these vaccines. Recent high school graduates who think they may have missed publicly funded vaccines that are routinely given in school should call 807-625-5900 and press 4 to speak to a vaccine nurse to see which vaccines they are eligible for, which may include:

  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV-9) Vaccine
  • Meningococcal Conjugate (Men-C-ACYW) Vaccine
  • Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) Vaccine


Immunization of School Pupils Act

The Immunization of School Pupils Act requires that all students have proof of vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus (lockjaw), polio, measles, mumps and rubella (German measles), meningitis, pertussis (whooping cough), and chickenpox (required for children born in 2010 or later). Vaccines that protect against these infections are free in Ontario. Please see Ontario’s Routine Immunization Schedule for more information.


Immunizations for Home Learners

Studenst learning from home who need vaccines can access immunizations in the following ways:


For Further Information

Call a vaccine nurse at (807) 625-5900 or Toll-Free at 1 (888) 294-6630.

Last Updated: 19/09/2023