If your child is not immunized for either medical or philosophical reasons, we require a copy of either the Ministry Medical Exemption Form or the Ministry Exemption Form. These forms must be fully completed by a physician and/or have proper affidavit and notarization as required by OPH. If your child is not immunized, he/she is not subject to suspensions; however, in the event of an outbreak, the child will be excluded from attending the program while there is risk of transmission.
You are encouraged to speak with a Public Health Nurse (PHN) to discuss how best to protect your child from vaccine preventable diseases. For any questions, you may have related to vaccines or the exemption process, please call Ottawa Public Health (OPH) at 613-580-6744 to speak with a PHN.