Did you get an immunization notice from Public Health?

Written by admin, June 5, 2015

June 5, 2015 – Parents advised some students need new or additional shots

The Peterborough Public Health is sending letters to hundreds of local parents advising them that their child’s immunization records need to be updated.

These “Request for Immunization Information” letters list any outstanding vaccinations students must receive to avoid suspension from school, and more importantly, to ensure they are protected from several serious diseases.

“In most cases students have received the proper vaccinations, however Public Health wasn’t notified by the parents so we can update our records,” explained Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health.  “We hope this letter serves as a reminder for parents to update their child’s immunizations to avoid suspensions.”

The Public Health has been reviewing student immunization records following recent changes to the Immunization of School Pupils’ Act that requires additional doses of certain vaccines as well as doses of new vaccines.

Parents who received a “Request for Immunization Information” letter can simply call Public Health at 705-743-1000 and let a public health nurse know the details required for their child.  Parents can also fax a copy of their child’s yellow immunization card to Public Health at 705-743-2897.  Parents whose children require the mandatory vaccine can book an appointment with their healthcare provider, or Public Health which offers a routine immunization clinic.

For further information about required vaccines or clinics, please visit www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca .

 

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For further information, please contact:

Brittany Cadence

Communications Supervisor

705-743-1000, ext. 391