Kitchener-Waterloo

Over 1,000 elementary students suspended over immunization records

Waterloo region public and Catholic elementary students were suspended on Wednesday for having out of date immunization records.
Over 1,000 Waterloo region elementary school students were suspended for having out of date immunization records on Wednesday. (Tony Talbot/AP)

Waterloo region public and Catholic elementary students were suspended Wednesday for having out of date immunization records.

The Region of Waterloo public health department said 1,021 students were suspended from school. If parents provide up to date records, or if children get immunizations, then they will be allowed to return to school.

A list of walk-in clinics offering immunizations is available here.

Public health sent out notifications to 8,679 parents in the fall of 2016. On March 7 this year, public health then sent out 4,442 suspension orders to parents whose children had out of date records.

Students are required to be immunized against:

  • Tetanus.
  • Diptheria.
  • Pertussis.
  • Polio.
  • Measles.
  • Mumps.
  • Rubella.
  • Chickenpox for those born after 2010.
  • Meningococcal disease.

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