School-Aged Children

To keep all children healthy, students are required by law to be immunized against the following diseases:

  • measles
  • mumps
  • rubella
  • diphtheria
  • tetanus
  • polio
  • meningococcal disease
  • whooping cough (pertussis)
  • chickenpox (only applies to kids born on or after 2010)

All the vaccines needed for school are free. Make an appointment with your health care provider if your child needs any of the above vaccines. It is the parent's responsibility to update their child's immunization record or provide a valid exemption form to Toronto Public Health.  Students without the required vaccines, will receive a letter from us, asking for updated immunization information. To avoid school suspension, please update your child's record with us any time your child receives a vaccination or booster.

To support easier reporting, we offer:

  • interpreter services
  • free translation of foreign immunization records
  • free immunization clinics for students without a health card or family doctor

DO NOT report online if your child is facing suspension for immunization. Call (416) 392-1250 to update the information.

It takes 1 week for your child's records to be updated if reported online.


For more information on the new requirements, refer to the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Website.

For parents who choose not to immunize their child for medical, religious or philosophical reasons, please call us for an exemption form.

Updated January 2016