City of Hamilton Immunization Status Parent Information Package
The City of Hamilton has created a Parent Information Package regarding student immunization status. The package includes a Letter to Families from Dr. Ninh Tran, Associate Medical Officer of Health, as well as Information Resources and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
The letter notifies families that local public health units access students’ COVID-19 vaccination information when supporting case, contact, and outbreak management in schools. This detail is only applicable to students who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine (i.e. those born in 2009 or earlier). Information related to immunization status is kept confidential and only used for purposes described in the letter.
Dr. Tran’s letter also informs families that public health units may reach out to families if they have questions about a student’s immunization status. This includes questions about a particular immunization record (i.e. dose timing) or any information that might be missing. City of Hamilton stresses the importance of keeping vaccination information complete and accurate, as it helps guide public health units in the event of an outbreak.
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