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Report Your Child's Immunization

As a parent or guardian, you are responsible for reporting your child's immunizations so they can attend school. Doctors don't report immunizations to the Region.

If your child has been immunized, you can report it online.

To report an immunization you'll need to provide:

Report Your Child's Immunization

Other information

You can also report a child's immunizations by phone at 905–799–7700 (toll free: 1–888–919–7800).

Or, you can send a copy of their Yellow Card or immunization record to:

  • Fax: 905–565–0426 or 905–565–0793
  • Mail:
    Region of Peel
    Health Services – Immunization Records
    P.O Box 555 RPO Streetsville
    Mississauga, ON, L5M 2C1
  • Courier or Registered Mail:
    Region of Peel
    Health Services – Immunization Records
    7120 Hurontario St
    Mississauga, ON, L5W 1N4

Children receive specific immunizations at different ages.

By law, children who attend primary or secondary school in Ontario must be immunized against certain diseases.

Several vaccines can be given at the same time. If you have any questions, speak with your family doctor or health care provider.

2 months

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Vaccines to be given at 2 months

Required/Recommended

Method

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, and Haemophilus Influenzae B

Combined vaccine that protects against 5 diseases:

  • Tetanus (lockjaw) – a disease that affects nerves that control muscles
  • Diphtheria – a disease of the nose, throat, and skin
  • Pertussis – a disease that causes prolonged coughing
  • Polio – a disease that can cause nerve damage and paralysis
  • Haemophilus Influenzae type b – a disease that can cause bacterial meningitis and infection in the throat, lungs, bones, and joints
Required

Needle

Pneumococcal–Conjugate–13

Combined vaccine that protects against certain infections such as:

  • Pneumonia – an infection of the lungs
  • Bacteraemia – an infection of the blood
  • Meningitis – an infection of the brain

Recommended

Needle

Rotavirus

Protects infants against diarrhea and vomiting caused by a rotavirus infection.

Recommended

Oral

4 months

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Vaccines to be given at 4 months

Required/Recommended

Method

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, and Haemophilus Influenzae B

Combined vaccine that protects against 5 diseases:

  • Tetanus (lockjaw) – a disease that affects nerves that control muscles
  • Diphtheria – a disease of the nose, throat, and skin
  • Pertussis – a disease that causes prolonged coughing
  • Polio – a disease that can cause nerve damage and paralysis
  • Haemophilus Influenzae type b – a disease that can cause bacterial meningitis and infection in the throat, lungs, bones, and joints
Required

Needle

Pneumococcal–Conjugate–13

Combined vaccine that protects against certain infections such as:

  • Pneumonia – an infection of the lungs
  • Bacteraemia – an infection of the blood
  • Meningitis – an infection of the brain

Recommended

Needle

Rotavirus

Protects infants against diarrhea and vomiting caused by a rotavirus infection.

Recommended

Oral

6 months

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Vaccines to be given at 6 months

Required/Recommended

Method

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, and Haemophilus Influenzae B

Combined vaccine that protects against 5 diseases:

  • Tetanus (lockjaw) – a disease that affects nerves that control muscles
  • Diphtheria – a disease of the nose, throat, and skin
  • Pertussis – a disease that causes prolonged coughing
  • Polio – a disease that can cause nerve damage and paralysis
  • Haemophilus Influenzae type b – a disease that can cause bacterial meningitis and infection in the throat, lungs, bones, and joints
Required

Needle

Rotavirus

Protects infants against diarrhea and vomiting caused by a rotavirus infection.

Recommended

Oral

12 months

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Vaccines to be given at 12 months

Required/Recommended

Method

Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR)

  • Combined vaccine that protects against 3 diseases:
    • Measles – a disease that causes fever, a sore throat, and skin rash
    • Mumps – a disease that causes the salivary glands to swell
    • Rubella – a disease that causes fever, inflamed red eyes, and skin rash
  • Must be given on or after the first birthday
  • 2 doses required – second dose is usually given with Varicella (chicken pox) at 4 to 6 years of age
Required

Needle

Pneumococcal–Conjugate–13

Combined vaccine that protects against certain infections such as:

  • Pneumonia – an infection of the lungs
  • Bacteraemia – an infection of the blood
  • Meningitis – an infection of the brain

Recommended

Needle

Meningococcal–Conjugate–C

  • Protects against meningococcal disease, a serious illness that can cause an infection of the brain and spinal cord (meningitis) or an infection of the blood (meningococcemia)
  • Must be given on or after the first birthday

Required

Needle

15 months

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Vaccines to be given at 15 months

Required/Recommended

Method

Varicella

  • Protects against Varicella (chickenpox), an infection that causes an itchy rash with small, fluid–filled blisters
  • 2 doses required – second dose is usually given with MMR at 4 to 6 years of age
Required

Needle

18 months

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Vaccines to be given at 18 months

Required/Recommended

Method

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, and Haemophilus Influenzae B

Combined vaccine that protects against 5 diseases:

  • Tetanus (lockjaw) – a disease that affects nerves that control muscles
  • Diphtheria – a disease of the nose, throat, and skin
  • Pertussis – a disease that causes prolonged coughing
  • Polio – a disease that can cause nerve damage and paralysis
  • Haemophilus Influenzae type b – a disease that can cause bacterial meningitis and infection in the throat, lungs, bones, and joints
Required

Needle

4–6 years

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Vaccines to be given at 4 – 6 years

Required/Recommended

Method

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, and Haemophilus Influenzae B

Combined vaccine that protects against 5 diseases:

  • Tetanus (lockjaw) – a disease that affects nerves that control muscles
  • Diphtheria – a disease of the nose, throat, and skin
  • Pertussis – a disease that causes prolonged coughing
  • Polio – a disease that can cause nerve damage and paralysis
  • Haemophilus Influenzae type b – a disease that can cause bacterial meningitis and infection in the throat, lungs, bones, and joints
Required

Needle

Measles/Mumps/Rubella/Varicella (MMRV)

  • Combined vaccine that protects against 4 diseases:
    • Measles – a disease that causes fever, a sore throat, and skin rash
    • Mumps – a disease that causes the salivary glands to swell
    • Rubella – a disease that causes fever, inflamed red eyes, and skin rash
    • Varicella (chickenpox) – an infection that causes an itchy rash with small, fluid–filled blisters
  • Must be given on or after the first birthday
  • 2 doses required – first dose of MMR is usually given at 12 months of age and first dose of Varicella (chicken pox) is usually given at 15 months of age

Required

Needle

Grade 7

Public Health nurses provide these vaccines at school–based immunization clinics for students in Grade 7. These vaccines require parental consent.

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Vaccines to be given in Grade 7

Required/Recommended

Method

Meningococcal–Conjugate–ACYW–135

  • Protects against meningococcal disease, a serious illness that can cause an infection of the brain and spinal cord (meningitis) or an infection of the blood (meningococcemia)
  • One injection only
Required

Needle

Hepatitis B

  • Protects against Hepatitis B, a disease that affects the liver and can cause permanent damage
  • Given in a series of two injections, 4-6 months apart

Recommended

Needle

HPV

  • Protects against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), a disease that can cause genital warts and lead to certain cancers
  • Given in a series of two injections, 6 months apart

Recommended

Needle

14–16 years

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Vaccines to be given at 14–16 years

Required/Recommended

Method

Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis

Combined vaccine that protects against 3 diseases:

  • Tetanus (lockjaw) – a disease that affects nerves that control muscles
  • Diphtheria – a disease of the nose, throat, and skin
  • Pertussis – a disease that causes prolonged coughing
Required

Needle

You can get your child immunized by visiting your health care provider, family physician, a walk-in clinic, or by contacting us.

Take your child's Yellow Card or immunization record with you when you visit. If you don't have a Yellow Card, your health care provider can give you one.

If you don't know if your child received a specific immunization, you can:

  • Check their Yellow Card or immunization record.
  • View their online immunization record.
  • Call the Region at 905–799–7700 (Toll free: 1–888–919–7800).

School–based immunization clinics (Grade 7)

The Region's nurses provide free vaccines at school for all students in Grade 7.

These free vaccines include:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Meningococcal
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)

The Region’s nurses will record the immunizations given in school–based clinics in Grade 7. Parents do not need to report these immunizations.

The Region's nurses provide the MeningococcalHepatitis B, and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines in school-based immunization clinics for students in Grade 7. Immunization clinics are held 3 times during the school year.

These vaccines are free of charge and provide protection against very serious diseases.

Required: Meningococcal

One dose of the Meningococcal–C–ACYW–135 vaccine provides protection against four types of the most common strains of meningococcal disease, a serious illness that can cause an infection of the brain and spinal cord (meningitis) or an infection of the blood (meningococcemia). This vaccine is given in late fall or winter.

Strongly recommended:

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B vaccine protects against a disease that affects the liver and can cause permanent damage.

Your child will receive 2 doses: one needle in the fall, and one in the spring.

HPV

HPV vaccine protects against genital warts and various cancers including cervical cancer.

Your child will receive 2 doses: one needle in the fall, and one in the spring.

A parent or guardian's permission is required for all students under 14 years of age. Consent forms are sent home with students for parents to sign.

Students who miss their opportunity to get the vaccine in Grade 7 will be offered the vaccine in school again in Grade 8.

If your child is a student who requires medical supervision during immunization or has special needs (i.e., a non–verbal student), contact us at 905–799–7700.

If your child attends a non–traditional school setting (i.e., vocation or home school), call us to discuss other immunization options.

Grade 7/8 Vaccine Schedule

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Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Grade 7
Boys and Girls

Hepatitis B and HPV
(dose #1)

Meningococcal

Hepatitis B and HPV
(dose #2)

Grade 8
Boys and Girls

Catch–up for HPV, Hepatitis B and Meningococcal
(if missed in grade 7)

Clinic Schedules

Clinics have ended for the 2017–2018 school year.

Schedules will be posted at the beginning of the 2018–2019 school year.

Catch–up Clinics

Catch-up immunization clinics are held on a regular basis for eligible students who missed their Meningococcal, Hepatitis B and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines in Grade 7.

These services are available by appointment only. Call 905-799-7700 to book your appointment. Caledon residents can call free of charge at 905-584-2216.

Drop-in clients will not be accepted.

Location: Region of Peel, 7120 Hurontario St. Mississauga, L5W 1N4

Enter the building through the west doors located at the rear of the building. Free parking is available. The clinic is in the cafeteria on the main level. If someone is accompanying your child, please limit attendance to one visitor per child being immunized.

Children who miss the vaccines at school-based or catch-up clinics can get them through their family doctor or health care provider for a fee.

As a newcomer to Canada, you can protect yourself and your children by keeping your immunizations up-to-date and reporting them to the Region of Peel.

If your child is an international student or has an Interim Federal Health (IFH) number, take your child to your family doctor or a walk-in clinic for an immunization.

  • Immunizations for international students who are registering for or attending school on a student visa may be available at cost or be covered by a private health insurance plan.
  • Immunizations for a child with an IFH number are free.

Region of Peel Public Health Immunization Clinics

The Region provides immunization clinics only for children who don't have an Ontario Health Card (OHIP) number, but need to be immunized to register for school or child care.

Immunizations at clinics are available by appointment only.

Call 905-799-7700 to book your appointment. Caledon residents can call free of charge at 905-584-2216. Drop-in clients will not be accepted.

Before coming to the booked appointment:

  • Bring documents that show your child's name and date of birth, such as a passport or Permanent Resident card.
  • Accompany your child if they are 13 years old or younger.
  • You can bring someone with you who can read and understand English.
  • Your child will be getting a needle. Make sure they wear a short sleeve shirt and eat a good meal before visiting.
  • After the needle you will need to wait 15 minutes.
  • You will receive documentation from the nurse to help you keep track of your child's immunizations.

Get more details about Immunization Services for Children and Teens (PDF).

If your child is in licensed child care (centre or home) or a school, they must:

  • Be immunized against certain diseases, OR
  • Have a valid exemption.

If your child is in licensed child care, their immunization record must be kept up-to-date with your child care operator.

If your child is in school, their immunization record must be kept up-to-date with the Region of Peel - Public Health. If their record is not up-to-date, they may be suspended from school.

If you have chosen not to immunize your child, you can apply for an exemption. If your child has a valid exemption, they will not be suspended from school. However, even if they have a valid exemption, they may be excluded from child care or school during a disease outbreak. Outbreaks can last for several weeks.

Requesting an Immunization Exemption

There are two types of exemptions:

  1. A medical exemption completed by a health care provider.
  2. A non-medical exemption for conscience or religious beliefs completed by the parent or guardian and signed by a commissioner of oath or notary public.

Medical Exemptions

Your child may qualify for a medical exemption if:

  • A medical condition prevents your child from receiving vaccines; or
  • Your child is already protected (proven to have immunity) against certain diseases.

Your health care provider must sign a medical exemption form. For more information, call the Region at 905-799-7700.

Non-Medical (conscience or religious belief) Exemptions

For children in licensed child care

You will need to:

  1. Complete a Statement of Conscience or Religious Belief Form (CCEYA) and get it signed by a commissioner for taking affidavits in Ontario.
  2. Give the original notarized exemption form to your licensed child care setting operator.

Once your child enters elementary school, you must complete the following to remain exempt from the immunization requirements to attend school.

For children in school

Parents or guardians are required to attend an immunization information session before you can submit your exemption documentation to the Region.

Take these steps to get a non-medical exemption:

  1. Register for an information session by calling 905-799-7700. Once you attend the session, you will be given a certificate of completion.
  2. After you have been issued a certificate, you will need to complete the Statement of Conscience or Religious Belief Form (ISPA) and get it signed by a commissioner for taking affidavits in Ontario. The form must be signed by the same parent who attended the information session.
  3. Submit the original notarized exemption form and a copy of your information session certificate of completion to Region of Peel - Public Health.

We will only accept original notarized exemption forms with a copy of the information session certificate. Partial submission of either the exemption form or certificate will not be accepted.

Documents must be submitted in person, by courier or registered mail.

In person:

7120 Hurontario St.
Mississauga, ON
L5W 1N4
(Hours: Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Courier or Registered Mail:

Region of Peel
Health Services – Immunization Records
7120 Hurontario St
Mississauga, ON
L5W 1N4

If you haven't reported all of your child's immunizations, you might get a letter from the Region asking for the information.

Your child's school or child care centre provided your child's name, date of birth, and gender on the letter. If any of this information is wrong, contact the school to have it updated.

For children attending school: If you don't report your child's immunization to the Region before the deadline on the letter, your child could be suspended from school.

For children attending child care: A child with an incomplete immunization record is considered to be at risk of infection. If you don't report your child's immunization to the Region before the deadline on the letter, your child could be excluded from the child care centre during a disease outbreak.

Report Your Child's Immunization

Common reasons for getting a letter from the Region:

  • You haven't reported your child's immunization information.
  • Your child hasn't received a required vaccine.
  • Your child received immunizations outside of Ontario that don't meet the requirements of Ontario's Routine Immunization Schedule.
  • You've requested an exemption, but the Region hasn't received the signed and completed medical form, notarized conscience, or religious affidavit.
  • Your child has been immunized, but the vaccine didn't meet the specific criteria to make your child immune.