Immunize and Report it!

Did you know you need to report your child’s immunizations to the Health Department?

I didn’t (and I’m a nurse – hopefully that makes you feel a little better)! Before I started working at the Health Department I just followed the recommended immunization schedule, went to the doctors, got the vaccines and that was that.  I didn’t realize I was supposed to report these vaccines to the Health Department.

If you were like me, no need to worry.  You can report your records now, and reporting just got a whole lot easier by being able to report online. Yeah!! (I’m one of those that love everything online.)

I immediately took this opportunity to update my child’s Twinrix ® vaccine information and it was SO convenient. Took me less than 5 minutes!

Why is it important to report?

  • It keeps track of your child’s immunization history (So no big panic if you lose that yellow card!)
  • It helps avoid school suspension. Children must have the mandatory immunizations to attend school. The provincial Immunization of School Pupils Act helps keep our students and schools healthy by protecting our kids from diseases easily spread in schools.

I hope this information helps you. I know I found it useful. Let’s work together to keep everyone safe from preventable diseases.

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For parenting information or to speak with a Public Health Nurse (every Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) simply dial 311 or 905-825-6000.

About Cynthia Lindsay RN

Hi everyone. My name is Cynthia Lindsay and I work as a public health nurse with the school years program. I've been a nurse for almost 20 years (wow time flies!) with the last 10 years focused on what I've discovered to be my passion... Parenting. I now have many parenting accreditations and enjoy connecting with parents in the community through Triple P, parenting groups & social media. "Je parle aussi le français" and I love working, making connections, and raising my teen son & pre-teen daughter with my hubby in Halton.
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