Updating School Immunizations

Algoma Public Health

Updating School Immunizations

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Information for parents and guardians who received a letter from APH


Childcare and school settings are common places for vaccine preventable diseases to spread if immunization rates are low. To help keep kids safe, the law in Ontario requires that children get certain immunizations to attend daycare and school.


Algoma Public Health is in the process of reviewing student immunization records and will be implementing processes in accordance with the Immunization of School Pupils Act for the 2023/2024 school year. The following information provided in this letter will give an overview of the steps that will be taken in this process.

 Letters mailed by APH to parents and guardians:

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  • Suspension letters (March - 1st week of April 2024) - English and French .PDF

   - Sample Suspension Order


Suspension dates by school group


We are currently experiencing a high call volume with the Sault Ste. Marie Immunization phoneline. You can leave a message and we will return your call.

If your child(ren) requires a vaccine:

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Option 1: If you have a healthcare provider, make an appointment directly with them for the required vaccine(s). After the appointment, please submit the vaccination record to APH.

Option 2: If you do not have a healthcare provider, a walk-in clinic may be able to provide routine immunization. Call your local walk-in clinic to see if this is an option.

Option 3: Call your local APH office to book an appointment.


Please note: If you are sending us personal information by email, please be aware that electronic communication is not always secure and can be vulnerable to interception.


View community catch-up clinics in Sault Ste. Marie and across the district



View and submit immunizations 


Questions and Answers for parents and legal guardians: