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Report your child's immunizations

Every time your child gets immunized you need to report it to Peel Region.

Reporting your child’s immunizations is required to register for school or child care. You do not need to report your child’s COVID-19 vaccine to us.

Doctors do not report immunizations.

COVID-19 vaccine requirements

Currently, children are not required to have the COVID-19 vaccine to attend school, under Ontario’s Immunization of School Pupils Act.

However, some settings like sports organizations may have different requirements for COVID-19 vaccination. Contact the organization(s) directly for further details.

Keep your child’s immunizations up to date during COVID-19

Parents and guardians are still required to ensure their child’s immunizations are up to date to attend school. Immunizations for new school registration must be reported using our reporting tool.

COVID-19 vaccinations are recorded in a separate system. You do no need to report them using our reporting tool.

If you can’t locate a reference number, provide a copy of your child’s immunization record to the school to complete the process. If you would like an exemption, contact Peel Public Health.

If your child is missing immunizations, you can call your doctor’s office to ask about immunization.

If you've already reported your child's immunizations, use the immunization reporting tool to view and print their record.

Make sure you are using the latest Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Safari, or Firefox browser to view or report an immunization online.

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Report immunizations online

The immunization reporting tool allows you to report and view your child's immunizations online. You can also attach a photo of the card when reporting immunizations.

To report an immunization, you'll need to provide:

Other information

Report by phone: Call 905–799–7700 (toll free: 1–888–919–7800).

Children aged 16 and over must give their permission for the Region to speak with parents or guardians about their immunization records due to privacy law.

If you would like to review your child's immunization record, have your child nearby. We will ask to speak with them, so they can give consent. Once your child has given their consent, we can share the information in their immunization record.

Or, you can send a copy of their yellow immunization card to:

Fax: 905–565–0426 or 905–565–0793

Mail:
Region of Peel
Peel Public Health – Immunization Records
P.O Box 555 RPO Streetsville
Mississauga, ON, L5M 2C1

Courier or registered mail:
Region of Peel
Peel Public Health – Immunization Records
7120 Hurontario St
Mississauga, ON, L5W 1N4

Notice of collection of personal health information: When you report your child’s immunization to the Region, you are agreeing to allow us to save the immunization record to a provincial database called Panorama. The record may need to be shared with other health care professionals when giving care to your child. For details on our privacy practices, please visit our Personal Health Information Protection Act web page.  If you do not want this information shared, please contact us at 905-799-7700.

You are required to provide up-to-date immunization information for your child when registering for school for the first time.

This includes registering for kindergarten and students coming from outside Ontario.

The immunization online tool allows you to report your child’s immunizations. The tool allows you to attach a photo of the immunization record when reporting.

To report an immunization, you'll need to provide:

  • The child's full name, address, and date of birth.
  • The parent or guardian's name.
  • The date the child was immunized.
  • The vaccine the child received.
  • The child's Ontario Health Card (OHIP) number. If your child does not have an OHIP number review other ways to report.

After you report your immunizations online you will be given a reference number. Keep this number for your records. You will need to give this number to your child’s school when registering.

If you previously reported immunizations online and cannot locate a reference number or you are experiencing technical issues with the online reporting tool for the purpose of registering for school, contact Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700.

If you do not have online access or your child does not have an Ontario Health Card, contact your school for other ways to report immunizations.

If you are looking for information about how to get an exemption, see requesting an immunization exemption for options.

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

Review your child’s information on the letter, for example the spelling of your child’s name, or date of birth to make sure it is correct. Contact your child’s school if you need to update the information.

If you do not respond to the letters your child could be suspended from school.

Common reasons for getting a letter from the Region:

  • Your child’s immunization record is not up-to-date with the Region.
  • Your child hasn't received a vaccine.
  • Your child received immunizations that do not meet the requirements of Ontario's Routine Immunization Schedule.
  • You've requested an exemption, but the Region hasn't received the original signed and completed medical form, notarized conscience, or religious affidavit.
  • Your child’s immunizations were not given on time according to the schedule.

If your child is in school, they must:

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

You must report your child’s immunizations to Peel Region, otherwise 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, your child may not be allowed to attend school during a disease outbreak. Outbreaks can last for several weeks.

Requesting an immunization exemption

To attend school in Ontario, you need proof of vaccination for the following diseases.

  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus
  • Polio
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
  • Meningococcal Disease
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Varicella (chickenpox) – for children born in 2010 or later

COVID-19 vaccination
Currently, children are not required to have the COVID-19 vaccine to attend school, under Ontario’s Immunization of School Pupils Act.

There are 2 types of exemptions:

  1. A medical exemption
  2. A non-medical exemption for conscience or religious beliefs

Medical exemptions

Your child may qualify for a medical exemption for immunizations specifically required to attend school if:

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

Your doctor or nurse practitioner must sign a medical exemption form. For more information, call the Region at 905-799-7700.

Non-medical exemptions (conscience or religious belief)

The Region offers the opportunity for parents and guardians to attend an immunization information session for those considering a non-medical exemption for their child for immunizations specifically required to attend school. If interested in attending a session or have questions about the exemption process, call the Region at 905-799-7700.

To complete a non-medical exemption for children attending school in Caledon, Brampton or Mississauga, you will have to submit the original Statement of Conscience or Religious Belief Form (ISPA) after getting it signed by a commissioner for taking affidavits in Ontario. A copy of the notarized form will not be accepted.

The completed original form must be submitted by courier or registered mail.

Courier or registered mail:

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

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

  • Be immunized according to the publicly funded immunization schedule for Ontario, or
  • Have a valid child care exemption.

Their immunization record must be kept up-to-date with the child care operator.

If you have chosen not to immunize your child, you can apply for an exemption. If your child has a valid exemption, they may not be allowed to attend during an outbreak. Outbreaks can last for several weeks.

Requesting an immunization exemption

There are 2 types of exemptions:

  1. A medical exemption
  2. A non-medical exemption for conscience or religious beliefs

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.

You will need to:

  1. Have your doctor complete a Statement of Medical Exemption (CCEYA)
  2. Give the original completed medical exemption form to your licensed child care operator.

Non-medical exemptions (conscience or religious belief)

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 operator.

Once your child starts elementary school, you will need to complete the exemption process explained in the avoid suspension from school section.