The general public well being unit in Windsor, Ont., says it has suspended greater than 1,500 secondary college college students resulting from out-of-date immunization data.
The Windsor-Essex Well being Unit says it’s holding clinics all through the week for routine immunizations and college students can return to highschool as soon as their data have been up to date.
The scholars or their guardians can submit up to date data in particular person on the well being unit’s workplaces, or have their main well being care suppliers fax them.
The suspensions come after the well being unit issued notices to almost 8,000 college students in August, urging them to replace their data by Monday or face suspension of as much as 20 days.
The Immunization of College Pupils Act in Ontario requires that college students get vaccinated in opposition to particular ailments together with polio, measles, tetanus, mumps and diphtheria, to attend college, with some exemptions for spiritual or medical causes.
Well being models throughout the province have mentioned routine immunizations – and public well being records-keeping associated to them – have lagged resulting from two years of COVID-19 pandemic disruptions and models been working clinics to assist college students catch up.