As health care professionals, your patients look to you for trusted professional advice and guidance when it comes to understanding the role vaccines play in helping to manage their health. Public opinion research clearly indicates that your recommendation is the key factor in a patient's decision to get the vaccines that will strengthen their immune system.

This page has several tools to benefit your practice and assist you in informing your patients about the importance of these vaccines and will be updated as new resources become available.

The Immunization Well-Child Toolkit

This kit includes simple handouts to assist health care providers in communicating with patients about the importance of childhood vaccines.

Access the Toolkit here.

Publicly Funded Immunization Schedules for Ontario

The Ministry of Health’s Publicly Funded Immunization Schedules for Ontario provides a list of vaccines and the recommended vaccine schedules.

Publicly Funded Immunization Schedule

  • 16 pages, printer-friendly. Print and use as a complete document or in combination with assembled Routine and Catch-up Schedules (pages A-F below).

Publicly Funded Immunization Schedule (short)

  • Print each of the 6 PDF pages single-sided. Attach page A to page B, attach page C to page D, attach page E to page F for the complete Routine and Catch-up Schedules.
  • The schedules are accompanied by corresponding tables.

Guidance for Routine & Catch-Up Immunization Services

  • This document indicates the applicable vaccines for continued access for missed doses beyond age or grade-based eligibility criteria and outlines eligible cohorts, and the timeframe individuals must receive missed vaccine doses. Since several vaccines have age- or grade-based eligibility, some individuals may have missed their opportunity to receive the recommended vaccines under the publicly funded program as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and public health measures.

Immunizations for school attendance

Ontario's Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA) requires that children and adolescents attending primary or secondary school be appropriately immunized against designated diseases, unless they have a valid exemption.

All children attending school between ages 4 to 17 need to be immunized according to Ontario’s Immunization Schedule.

You can direct parents and guardians to the school immunization checklist to keep track of their child’s vaccines.

Recommendations for Children Previously Immunized with Oral Polio Vaccine

This Q & A is for health care providers and immunizers. It contains important information about recommendations for children previously immunized with Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV).

Access the document here.