News Release - Avoid School Suspensions, Make Sure Your Vaccines Are Up-To-Date

Posted on Wednesday January 03, 2018

The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit has begun its annual review of vaccination records for secondary school students. Students with incomplete vaccination records have received a letter from the Health Unit in December asking for any missing information. Failure to provide the missing information will result in a suspension from school.

Students have until Tuesday, March 20 at 4 pm to provide up-to-date vaccination records to the Health Unit. If the missing information is provided by this date, the suspension will not be enforced.

If the information is not provided, students will be suspended from school as of Wednesday, March 21 until their vaccination information is up-to-date. The Health Unit removes students from the suspension list when the missing information is received.

If your son or daughter needs vaccinations, please:

  • Call the Health Unit to make an appointment for the required vaccines.
  • Note that the Health Unit will be offering vaccine clinics to each secondary school in our district in February.
  • Complete the consent form and have your child bring it to the school on the day of the clinic if you wish for your son or daughter to receive their vaccine(s) at the school clinic.

You may wish to take your child to your doctor’s office to receive the required vaccine(s). In this case, please contact the Health Unit’s Vaccination Program to update your child’s records.

Even though your son or daughter’s vaccines may be up-to-date, our Health Unit files may not be. For that reason it is important to contact the Health Unit to ensure that we have your child’s most current vaccination information.

For more information about vaccinations and the suspension process, visit our Immunization and Suspension page at You can also call the Health Unit at 705-474-1400 or 1-800-563-2808 ext. 2252.

Quick Facts

  • Health units are required to maintain complete vaccination records on every student registered in a school in their district.
  • The Immunization of School Pupils Act gives the Health Unit the authority to suspend students if they do not have up-to-date vaccination records on file with the Health Unit.
  • Health care providers do not necessarily report to us what vaccines they give in their offices. You must get the information from their office and provide it to the Health Unit.
  • If your son or daughter’s yellow vaccination card lists all the vaccines they have had, you can provide us with a copy.

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Jolinne Kearns, Public Relations Specialist
P: 705-474-1400, ext.2221 or 1-800-563-2808


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