Information for parents and guardians who received a letter from the HNHU
Childcare and school settings are common places for vaccine-preventable diseases to spread if immunization rates are low. To help keep kids safe, Ontario law requires children to get certain immunizations to attend daycare and school.
The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit is in the process of reviewing student immunization records. It will be implementing processes in accordance with the Immunization of School Pupils Act for the 2023/2024 school year.
If HNHU records indicate that a child’s immunizations are not current, letters are sent to the family at the address on file at the school. If the record is not updated, the student may be suspended from school.
The following information will give you an overview of your next steps.
Update Your Child’s Immunization Records
Parents/guardians are responsible for reporting their child’s immunizations to the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit.
Parents/Guardians and students over the age of 16 can view and update their vaccine records by visiting hnhu.icon.ehealthontario.ca.
The nurses at the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit are available for school-aged children who have received a letter and are outstanding on immunizations.
Many serious and deadly diseases can be prevented by vaccines. We encourage parents and guardians to ensure their child is protected against vaccine-preventable diseases. This protects not only your children but also other children in their school. If parents or guardians require a vaccine exemption for their child, there are two types:
- Statement of Medical Exemption
- Statement of Conscience or Religious Belief