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Over 2800 high school students receive suspension orders for out-of-date immunization records

File photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Lee Brown

Public Health says 2816 secondary school students in our region will receive suspension orders this week because their immunization records are not up-to-date.

Suspensions will take effect on May 3rd if students do not get their records updated before that time.

Region of Waterloo Public Health says students have three weeks to submit up-to-date records, or receive outstanding immunizations.

Students who are 16 and older, or parents of students under 16 can contact their health care provider or family physician to update immunization records and/or receive immunizations.

Public Health is also offering immunization clinics in both Waterloo and Cambridge.

The Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA) requires students to be immunized against:

  • Tetanus
  • Diphtheria
  • Pertussis
  • Polio
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
  • Meningococcal Disease.

 

Public Health says a handfull of elementary students are still under suspension after letters were sent two weeks ago, they are now working to connect with those students and their parents directly.

Parents can make an appointment with Public Health by calling 519-575-4400 ext. 5003 or visit a Walk-in Clinic at Region of Waterloo Public Health.