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Exemptions

Medical Exemptions

If your child is unable to be immunized due to medical conditions, your health care provider must complete a medical exemption form. Please note a doctor’s note is not accepted.

Philosophical Exemptions

If you choose not to vaccinate your child, understand the risks and responsibilities. Children in schools and in child care centres require a valid exemption on file.

Philosophical exemption forms are available at the links below. An education session must be competed at PPH as part of the exemption process. Once the education session is completed, the form must be notarized and provided to PPH for the exemption to be valid.

If you have completed an exemption for child care in the past, you will need to complete a new exemption if your child has transitioned to school.

Forms are also available in-person at Peterborough Public Health or can be mailed to you upon your request.

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