Ottawa Public Health’s supervisor of immunization programs, Dawn Graikist, said while it’s up to parents to report they feel it’s their responsibility to educate parents on what to report, when, where and how.
You can call Ottawa Public Health directly or go online to update your immunization records and those of your child. You can also find the immunization schedule online.
When registering your child for school there is also the option to provide the records to your child’s school which will then file the records with Ottawa Public Health.
However, Graikist says it is best to update the records as you go.
“Then you know we will have the most up-to-date record in situations like we have now,” she said, referring to two confirmed cases of the measles in un-immunized students at a Stittsville School.
Public Health officials had to call 200 families from that school because their records were not on file. All but 12 students had received all immunization but their records weren’t updated.