Reporting Vaccinations and Viewing Immunization Records
Immunization Connect Ontario is a secure online system for updating and retrieving immunizations. You can use Immunization Connect to:
- Report vaccinations online for children 0 to 17 years
- Request immunization records
If you received vaccinations outside of Canada
Use Immunization Connect even if vaccines were received outside of Canada.
Before getting a vaccine at one of our clinics, we must do a full review of your immunization record. After this is done, a public health nurse will be able to make vaccine recommendations.
If you need help, contact the Vaccine Team. If you speak a different language, call us and let us know the language you speak or the country you're from. We'll add an interpreter to the phone call to translate.
Online vaccination reporting for children 0 to 17 years
Vaccinations for children must be reported to Public Health. Doctors, child care facilities and schools don't do this for you.
Vaccines received at a school clinic run by Niagara Region Public Health don't need to be reported. Report vaccines received from Public Health to your health care provider.
Submit immunizations to Niagara Region Public Health through Immunization Connect each time your child receives a vaccination (except for COVID-19 vaccinations and flu shots).
All information collected by this secure system is confidential and will not be shared. Public Health maintains the immunization records for children in all schools and licensed child care centres in Niagara.
These records are used to protect your child if an outbreak of a vaccine-preventable disease occurs.
Keep your yellow immunization card up to date
It's important to keep your child's immunization record (yellow card) up to date. Keep your yellow card in a safe place with other valuable documents, such as birth certificates, health cards and passports.
If you have any question or concerns, contact the Vaccine Preventable Disease program at 905-688-8248 or 1-888-505-6074 ext. 7425.
Requesting immunization records
You can now view and print immunization records for you or your child using Immunization Connect. Children 16 years of age and older must request their own records to due privacy laws.
If you're registering your child for school, report your child's vaccinations using Immunization Connect. You don't need to request an immunization record to provide to the school.
If you are unable to access an immunization record using Immunization Connect
If you live or attend school in Niagara, you can also request an immunization record for yourself or your children (under the age of 16) by calling the Vaccine Preventable Disease program at 905-688-8248 or 1-888-505-6074 ext. 7425. Records make take up to 14 days to be received.
Immunization records are not automatically provided to us. We may not have an immunization record if you:
- Have not reported vaccinations to Niagara Region Public Health
- Just moved to Ontario
- Received your vaccinations from a health care provider or pharmacist (most health care providers don't report vaccinations to Niagara Region Public Health)
- Were born before 1980 (unless you attended one of our clinics)