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Important Note

If you received a letter about your child's immunizations, have contacted the Health Unit, and are waiting for a call back please be aware that we are currently receiving a high volume of calls.

To serve you better please leave one message with the following information:

  • Child's name (with spelling)
  • Child's date of birth
  • Your daytime phone number
  • Detailed question

We will return your call as soon as possible, but please be advised that this may take several days.  

You have until April 3 to report your child's missing immunization information outlined in the letter. In the meantime, your child is able to attend school. If the missing information is not provided, student suspension will begin on April 4, 2019.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Suspension Letters

On February 4, 2019 suspension letters were mailed to the homes of students born in 2002, and 2011 who, according to Health Unit records, need immunization against one or more of the diseases listed below:

Students who do not comply with the suspension order will be suspended beginning April 4, 2019.

Reporting Vaccinations

Students who received a suspension letter and need to update their records can report their vaccinations by:

  • Online
  • Phone: 519-753-4937 ext. 451
  • Fax: 519-753-2140
  • Mail/In person: 194 Terrace Hill St., Brantford, ON N3R 1G7
  • Drop box: Located outside east entrance door (Terrace Hill St. and McMurray St.) (drop off copy of yellow card/immunization record or printout of immunization record)

When reporting immunizations to the Brant County Health Unit, please include:

  • Correct spelling of child’s name
  • Date of birth
  • Daytime phone number
  • Date and name of vaccine given
  • Name and phone number of family doctor (if applicable)

Get Vaccinated

Students who received a suspension order and need immunization but are unable to visit their doctor can book an appointment at the Brant County Health Unit. High school students are encouraged to receive their missing vaccines at a clinic at their school. No appointment is required.

Suspension FAQs

If you have any more questions about immunization requirements and school suspension, please call 519-753-4937 ext. 451 and we will return your call as soon as possible.