Brantford, ON – 150 students whose immunization records are not up to date with the Brant County Health Unit have been suspended from school until their records can be updated. The suspension takes effect immediately (Thursday, April 4, 2018) and includes 93 elementary and 57 secondary school students.
“The current measles outbreak occurring in Vancouver is a timely reminder of the importance of getting students’ vaccinations up to date to prevent infectious disease outbreaks in our community,” says Richard Hesch, Supervisor, Clinic Services at the Health Unit.
Students who, according to Health Unit records, needed one or more immunizations in accordance with the Ontario’s Immunization of School Pupils Act, received letters in both July and February reminding them to get any immunizations they were missing and update their records with the Health Unit.
If a student has already received immunizations that haven’t been reported to the Health Unit, parents can report them through one of the following ways:
- Online 24/7 at www.bchu.org/emunization
- Phone: 519-753-4937 ext. 451 (leave a voice message with the details requested)
- Fax: 519-753-2140 (include child’s name, date of birth and telephone number)
- Mail/In person: 194 Terrace Hill St., Brantford, ON N3R 1G7
- Drop box: Located outside east entrance door (Terrace Hill St. and McMurray St.)
To receive any missing vaccines, suspended students can make an appointment at the Health Unit by calling 519-753-4937 ext. 451, or at their doctor’s office. For more information about immunization and requirements, visit www.bchu.org/suspension or call 519-753-4937 ext. 451.