BC’s new Vaccination Status Reporting Regulation came into effect on July 1, 2019. It supports the gathering of immunization records by public health. The regulation applies to all students in all schools within the Province’s jurisdiction. This includes international students and those who are home-schooled. It does not apply to children attending schools in First Nations communities.
In the coming months of 2019-2020, public health staff will check the immunization records we have on file for school age children. They will identify children whose records are missing or incomplete. Families of these children may be contacted. They will be asked to provide us with the immunization information required under the regulation. We will also let families know where children can receive immunizations.
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