Reporting your child's Immunizations:
The Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA), requires Public Health to have up to date immunization records for all students in Hastings and Prince Edwards Counties. As your child enters daycare or school, you will be asked to provide your child's immunization record. Your child may be denied entry into daycare or may be suspended from school if their immunization records are not up to date. It is the parents' responsibility to update the local Public Health when their child receives an immunization from a Healthcare Professional.
If you choose not to vaccinate your child, you are required to provide a cover letter for daycare and a Statement of Conscience or Religious Belief Affidavit for Child Care Centres or a Statement of Conscience or Religious Belief Affidavit for JK-grade 12 or have a Medical Exemption on file with Public Health. All affidavits must be signed in the presence of a notary public or commissioner of oaths and originals submitted to Public Health. It is strongly encouraged that you know and understand the risks and responsibilities of not having your child vaccinated. *Please note you will also have to complete an education session offered through Public Health if you intend on submitting a Statement of Conscience or Religious Belief exemption. Please call Public Health to schedule this education session and please allow about 1 hour to complete this.
Individuals may receive publicly funded vaccinations at no charge* through routine immunization appointments. You may be asked for your Ontario health card, but it is not required in order to receive immunization(s). Please bring any previous immunization record to the clinic when attending.
*A fee applies for certain non-publicly funded immunizations.
To book an immunization appointment in Belleville please call 613-966-5500 ext. 221
To book an immunization appointment in Trenton please call 613-394-4831
To book an immunization appointment in Picton please call 613-966-5500 ext. 221
To book an immunization appointment in Bancroft please call 613-332-4555