All children attending Licensed Child Care in Ontario must be immunized according to Ontario’s Publicly Funded Immunization schedule. Being immunized protects children against many diseases that are easily spread in child care facilities.
Under the Child Care and Early Years Act (CCEYA), children are required to be immunized against:
- Pertussis (whopping cough)
- Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib)
- Varicella (chickenpox)
- Meningococcal disease
If your child will not be receiving the required immunizations for Licensed Child Care one of the following must be completed and submitted to the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit:
- A statement of Medical Exemption
- A statement of Conscience or Religious Belief
Parents must submit an original copy of the above documents to the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit. Photocopies are not accepted.
Child Care Registration
At child care registration, parents or guardians must complete the following form and attach a copy of their child’s immunization record:
Child Care Registration Form
Some Licensed Child Care centers send this information to the Health Unit; others ask parents to submit these documents to the Health Unit.
For students entering Licensed Child Care parents can send the information to the Health Unit:
- Online: Immunization Update