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Attending Licensed Child Care

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:

  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus
  • Polio
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib)
  • Pneumococcal
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
  • Varicella (chickenpox)
  • Meningococcal disease

Exemption Process for Immunization Record Submission for Licensed Childcare

Child Care Registration

At child care registration, parents or guardians must submit their child’s immunization record.

Some Licensed Child Care centers send this information to the Health Unit; others ask parents to submit these documents to the Health Unit.

Parents can send the information to the Health Unit:

Online submission tool

  • Health Card not required, but is very helpful information

Mail or drop off immunization records

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