My daughter got her booster shots recently, and it’s been on my mind, I’ve got to report these to the health department. Somewhere in the middle of laundry, groceries, working and, oh right, taking care of my kids, I need to figure out how to tell the Health Department – WHERE I WORK – that my daughter is up to date on her vaccinations.
Lucky for me, the Health Department has been promoting their new online reporting of immunizations, so I figured, let’s do this. I’ve got time right now.
Then I remembered I have the Halton Region app! (What do you mean you don’t? Go to your app store and get it for FREE!)
Within FIVE minutes, I found the online reports, selected immunizations, put my child’s info and a little of my own info, took a photo of the yellow card (yes, it was that easy) and hit send. Oh and one of those minutes was spent getting up from my seat and getting my daughter’s OHIP card.
Can I just say, kudos to my colleagues over in the immunization teams?! Awesome job. Got to love when things are this easy.
So, avoid unnecessary suspensions from school. Every time your child receives one of the mandated vaccinations, update the health department! If you have decided not to immunize your child, make sure you complete the proper exemption form and submit the forms to the health department.
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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.