School and Child Care Requirements

DID YOU RECEIVE A NOTICE LETTER OR PHONE CALL FROM US?

CK Public Health has mailed notice letters for elementary and high students who, according to our records are due or are coming due for shots before Dec 31st, 2019, and their immunization record remain incomplete. The letters contain what immunization information is missing and how to update us to ensure your child can remain in school.

March 3, 2020 is suspension day. No students will be allowed to attend school on this day (or any day thereafter) without proof of up-to-date immunization status, as per the ISPA. Any students, who arrive at school without CK Public Health clearance, will be told by their school administrators to go home immediately. Only CK Public Health can rescind the suspension and allow your child back to school, not the school or family healthcare provider.

If you have questions about how to get your child back into school — please call 519-355-1071 ext. 5900.

Updating ImmunizationsUpdating Immunizations Is As Easy As 1… 2… 3!
  1. Check Yellowcard
  2. Make an Appointment with your Healthcare Provider
  3. Report Shots to CK Public Health
    • Online, click here
    • Phone: 519-355-1071 ext. 5900
    • Fax: 519-436-3214
    • In-Person: 177 King Street East, Suite 2, Chatham
STARTING SCHOOL OR CHILD CARE?

No problem! Just complete the form below, attach a copy of your child’s immunization record and submit it directly to us at CK Public Health. Don’t forget, your child care facility will need a copy too. Prefer to submit online? Click here.

What If You Cannot Find Your Child’s Immunization Record?

Your child should be considered susceptible to disease and should be vaccinated (or revaccinated) if you can’t find his or her records or their records are incomplete. It is safe for your child to receive a vaccine, even if he or she may have already received it. Alternatively, your child could also have their blood tested for antibodies to determine his or her immunity to certain diseases. However, these tests may not always be accurate and doctors may prefer to revaccinate your child for best protection. Talk to your child’s healthcare provider to determine what vaccines your child needs for protection against vaccine-preventable diseases.

CHOOSING NOT TO VACCINATE

Parents are responsible for their child’s health and well-being, including protecting them from vaccine-preventable diseases. CK Public Health urges all children to receive all routine vaccinations, unless there is a medical reason not to.

If you choose not to vaccinate your child you should understand the risks. You need to know how to make it less likely that your child gets an infection or spreads disease to others.