News PHU Doing Due Diligence On Proper Student Vaccinations SHARE ON: Nick Birnie, staff Friday, Jan. 4th, 2019 Photo Supplied by: The Porcupine Health Unit Students will need to have all of their proper vaccinations in order to continue their education. According to the province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Williams, back in August he stated that the percentage of children with up to date immunizations needs to be at 100 per cent. Williams then said that beginning in September, all school boards within Ontario will not allow children who have not been vaccinated to attend school, unless they have a valid exemption. Now that the year has reached a midpoint, the Porcupine Health Unit says they will be doing their due diligence to make sure that all students within the Northeastern region have received their proper vaccinations. Public Health Nurse Kelly Vos says they are entering the process of double checking all students within the area. “Our health unit we are just going to start entering that process where all the students that attend our schools have immunization records that are maintained in an electronic database, so very soon we will be running through that database to assess students.” Vos says if your child is missing vaccinations you should expect to hear from them. “If we didn’t have adequate records or their child wasn’t up to date that they should be expecting to hear from us from probably late February at the latest.” She says it is roughly a six to eight week process with no guaranteed end dates or timeline, however, if your son or daughter is missing vaccinations you will be alerted by late February. Vos also says by the end of April is when the suspension process would begin.