Im­mu­niza­tion best pro­tec­tion

The Glengarry News - - Health, Beauty, Fitness, Nutrition -

Hav­ing up-to-date im­mu­niza­tions helps en­sure that chil­dren have the best pro­tec­tion pos­si­ble against cer­tain diseases that can be very se­ri­ous or even fa­tal. It also helps re­duce the risk of dis­ease out­breaks in schools. On­tario’s Rou­tine Im­mu­niza­tion Sched­ule pro­vides a num­ber of im­mu­niza­tions free of charge to both chil­dren and adults. Some of th­ese im­mu­niza­tions are manda­tory for chil­dren to at­tend pri­mary or sec­ondary school in On­tario.

The Im­mu­niza­tion of School Pupils Act re­quires par­ents to pro­vide proof of im­mu­niza­tion (or ap­pro­pri­ate ex­emp­tion doc­u­ments) for cer­tain diseases if their chil­dren at­tend school in On­tario.

Chil­dren en­rolled in pri­mary or sec­ondary school must have proof of im­mu­niza­tion against the fol­low­ing diseases: diph­the­ria, tetanus, per­tus­sis (whoop­ing cough), po­lio, measles, mumps, rubella, meningo­coc­cal dis­ease, vari­cella (chick­en­pox).

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