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Back to School - Call the Shots

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Point Edward, ON - Lambton County parents are being reminded and encouraged to report their child's immunizations to Lambton Public Health (LPH).

Lambton Public Health's 'Call the Shots…and avoid school suspension' program is a gentle reminder for parents. If a child's record is not up-to-date they risk being suspended from school.

"Each year, many students end up being suspended, but actually have up-to-date immunizations," said Erin Courtney, LPH Supervisor of Health Protection. "If parents don't report their child's immunizations to us, our records cannot be updated and kept current."

"Back to school is a hectic time, but it only takes a few minutes to report your child's immunizations to Lambton Public Health."

Lambton Public Health makes it easy for you to report through the following methods:

In Ontario, students must be immunized or in the process of becoming immunized, unless legally exempt. According to the Immunization of School Pupils Act, 1990, and Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014, parents are directly responsible for the immunization status of their children, and equally responsible for reporting their child's immunizations to public health.

For more information on immunizations, call 519-383-8331, toll free 1-800-667-1839, or visit www.lambtonhealth.on.ca.

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Please contact:

Erin Courtney
Supervisor, Health Protection
County of Lambton
519-383-8331 x 3503
erin.courtney@county-lambton.on.ca