In an article written by Andrea Gordon, the Family Issues Reporter for the Toronto Star Newspaper it was stated that Toronto Public Health tabled a report urging Ontario to make all publicly funded vaccines mandatory for students. "…each year Ontario students are threatened with suspensions from school for failing to provide proof of immunization. Toronto is one of the few regions that provide parents with an online option for transmitting the dates their children received immunizations required for school attendance.
"…students are threatened with suspensions from school for failing to provide proof of immunization."
Currently, Ontario students must be immunized against measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, diphtheria and polio, unless they obtain an exemption for religious, medical or philosophical reasons, and it is signed by a notary. Toronto Public Health also urged Ontario to expand the list of immunization to chickenpox, meningitis, HPV, invasive pneumococcal disease and Hepatitis B."
If you would like to read more about this subject, please click on Toronto Star – Online Tool Helps Parents Report Kids' Vaccines or click on online vaccine reporting system to update your children's vaccination records.