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Immunization Recommendations of the Medical Officer of Health

Immunizations for children attending child care centres follow the Publicly Funded Immunization Schedule for Ontario and are  recommended by the local Medical Officer of Health.

Operators of child care centres must ensure:

  • prior to their admission to child care centres all children have complete age appropriate immunizations;
  • a record of immunization is kept as part of the child’s health records.

Acceptable evidence of immunization:

  • a photocopy of the child’s completed immunization card, or
  • a note dated and signed from a physician or nurse practitioner identifying the dates of immunization which were given according to the Publicly Funded Immunization Schedules for Ontario.

Last modified: February 19, 2020