Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Ottawa Public Health suspends 900 Catholic school students over missing vaccination records

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Ottawa Public Health has suspended 900 elementary students with the Ottawa Catholic School Board for missing immunization records.

The notices were issued Tuesday to children in 40 schools, the health unit said. The suspensions took effect Wednesday and remain in force until the students’ immunization records are updated or a valid exemption is filed.

The suspensions come after public health mailed its first batch of 5,000 notice-of-suspension letters to parents — 2,000 of them in the Catholic Board — earlier this school year for failing to comply with the immunization regulations. The students can remain suspended for as long as 20 days under Ontario’s Immunization of School Pupils Act. Subsequent suspensions can be issued if necessary.

The list of the 900 students to be suspended effective Wednesday was delivered to the Ottawa Catholic School Board on Tuesday morning.  (more...)


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