Student Health

Under the "Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA)", children attending school in Ontario are required to be vaccinated against:

  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Polio
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
  • Meningococcal
  • Varicella (chicken pox)- for children born in 2010 or later

Grade 7

  • Meningococcal disease vaccine (ACYW or Menactra®)
  • Hepatitis B vaccine
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine  (Gardasil9®

It is important to report any vaccines your child receives to Ottawa Public Health (OPH). OPH keeps a record of your child's vaccinations to help protect public safety. This is important if there is ever a disease outbreak.

Parent(s)/Legal Guardian(s) are responsible for updating Ottawa Public Health every time their child receives immunization from their doctor

Your child's health care provider and school are not mandated to report your child's immunization to OPH. Please visit OPH’s reporting page for more information on reporting vaccines to OPH.

Speak with a Public Health Nurse. Call the Ottawa Public Health Information Center (OPHIC) at 613-PARENTS [613-727-3687] or email Ottawa Public Health at