School-Age Immunization Clinics
For elementary and high school students with a birthdate between 2005 and 2018
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, immunization rates for school-age children across the Middlesex-London region are lower than normal. In an effort to bring immunization rates back to previous levels while following Ontario's Routine Immunization Schedule, the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) has started screening all student immunization records and notifying parents by letter if there are doses missing from the record and/or if vaccines are overdue. If the information is not received by the MLHU within a specified amount of time, further letters and action could take place.
- If the student received a letter from the MLHU, but already received the vaccines listed as missing in the letter, please submit a record of the student’s vaccines to the MLHU online at www.healthunit.com/immunization-records.
- If the student requires any immunizations, please book an appointment at your healthcare provider’s office. If the student does not have a healthcare provider or an Ontario Health Card, they may be able to book an appointment at the MLHU’s Citi Plaza location by calling 519-663-5317.
- There may be opportunities to receive vaccines required for school at COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic locations. These will be on certain dates and by appointment only. Check back to this web page to see if there are any upcoming clinics available.
- Please note that these vaccines will not be offered at schools (except for the grade 7 immunization program for specific vaccines).
School Immunization Programs
School immunization programs have been going on for many years in Ontario, safely protecting our children in schools and in the community. Infectious diseases like chickenpox, measles, mumps, etc. can spread at school amongst children and adolescents who are not vaccinated. As a parent, you can keep your kids healthy by following Ontario's Routine Immunization Schedule.
Make sure your children are up-to-date according to the Child and Early Years Act, 2014 (for children under the age of 4 in licensed child care centres) and the Immunization of School Pupil's Act (for students between the ages of 4 and 17 in elementary and secondary schools).
For more information about school-age immunization, please visit www.healthunit.com/immunization-school-age-children or call 519-663-5317.
Last modified on: September 28, 2022