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Up to Date Immunization Records Keep Kids in School

SIMCOE, ON. March 26th, 2018. The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit (HNHU) would like to remind parents about the importance of reporting their child’s immunization to Public Health. The HNHU is working with parents of students aged seven and seventeen to reduce the numbers of students who will be suspended from school on April 26th, 2018.

“Our focus is on protecting students against diseases that can be prevented by vaccines. Our business is disease prevention not school suspension. Students and their parents have until April 26th to provide complete records to the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit,” said Sarah Titmus, program manager for the Infectious Diseases team.

Up-to-date immunizations help protect everyone from diseases that can easily spread through schools and the community. Under the Immunization of School Pupils Act (1990), children attending school in Ontario require up-to-date records.

Letters requesting missing vaccine information were mailed to parents and students in January. Those still needing to report their immunizations can do so in the following ways:

Online Fax Phone Mail/Drop off
 

 

Visit

www.hnhu.org/immunization-reporting

 

 

 

(519)426 9246

 

 

(519) 426 6170 Ext. 3214

 

Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit

Attn: VPD team

12 Gilbertson Dr.

Simcoe ON

N3Y 4L1

 

 

Parents are also able to access their child’s record through the HNHU’s website. To book immunization appointments please call (519) 426 6170 Ext. 3214.

For more information about immunizations or to report, please visit www.hnhu.org/immunization-reporting

 

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Media Contact:
Kim Dias
Manager, Health Promotion
Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit
519.426.6170 Ext. 3152
kimberly.dias@hnhu.org