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Parents reminded about immunizations for students starting school

With a new school year fast approaching, parents are being reminded that children starting school are due for their next routine immunizations.
The Perth District Health Unit says that children between 4 and 6 years old should receive vaccines that protect against viruses including measles, mumps and chicken pox.
Parents can make appointments for the immunizations with a health care provider for the vaccines and those without a family physician can contact the health unit to set up vaccines.

How to Report an Immunization

People can report immunizations to the Health Unit by:

  • Email: Scan or take a picture of the immunization record and email it to [email protected]
    (if you do not receive an auto response that we received the email, please call the Health Unit).
  • Confidential fax: Ask the doctor’s office to fax a copy to the Health Unit or fax a copy yourself to
    519-271-2785.
  • In person: Bring the child’s yellow card to the Health Unit at 653 West Gore Street, Stratford, Ontario, N5A 1L4; Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
  • Phone: Leave the information on a voice mail (24 hours, seven days a week). Call 519-271-7600 or toll-free at 1-877-271-7348 extension 555.

To report an immunization, parents will need to provide the:

  • Child’s full name, address, and date of birth
  • Parent or legal guardian’s name
  • Date the child was immunized
  • Vaccine the child received.
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