Issues with vaccination records lead to 240 suspensions in Brantford area
A doctor's assistant prepares a measles vaccination in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (Lukas Schulze/THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP)
Published Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:26PM EDT
Two hundred and forty students in Brantford and Brant County found themselves suspended from school on Thursday.
The Brant County Health Unit says the students all have health records on file which are either out of date or suggest they may not have all required vaccinations.
Public health officials say the 240 suspensions is “significantly lower” than the area has seen in recent years.
Affected students were born in 2000, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. All of them were warned about the potential suspensions in February.
More information about the requirements for vaccination records and where vaccinations can be obtained is available on the health unit’s website.