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 (whooping 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:
As of September 1, 2017 parents choosing to not vaccinate their child for conscience or religious belief, must:
- Complete the immunization education session required by ISPA.
- Complete the Statement of Conscience or Religious Belief form that is signed, and sworn or affirmed before a Commissioner for Taking Affidavits.
Parents must submit an original copy of the above documents to the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit. Photocopies are not accepted.
For more information please e-mail [email protected] to get connected with a Public Health Nurse.
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:
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:
To help process your information quickly, please attach a copy or picture of your immunization record. This will help ensure the data is recorded accurately.