Vaccine Status Reporting Regulation (VSRR)
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B.C.’s new Vaccination Status Reporting Regulation (VSRR) came into effect on July 1, 2019. Under this legislation, parents and guardians are required to have their school children’s immunization records documented in the Provincial Registry. This legislation applies to all students, kindergarten to Grade 12, attending public and independent schools including international students. At this time this legislation does not apply to children attending schools in First Nations communities. 

Are my child’s records already in the Registry?
Parents can check their child’s immunization history using the online Vaccination Status Indicator tool at to see if their child’s immunization records are on file with Public Health. This tool does not provide any details about their immunization status or history.


What is Public Health’s role?
To help keep our schools and communities healthy, Public Health will be reviewing the immunization records of all students, kindergarten to Grade 12. Our staff will be reaching out to families whose children have no immunization record or are missing immunizations.


What if my child has no immunization record?
You will receive a letter from Public Health if we do not have your child’s immunization record in the Registry.


How can I provide an immunization record for my child?
You can give a copy of the immunization record sealed in an envelope to your child’s school, which will then be collected by Public Health. Or, you can provide a copy of your child’s immunization record to your local Public Health centre.


What if my child is missing immunizations?
We encourage all students to be immunized with the recommended vaccines for their age. In the 2019/20 school year, Interior Health will provide a variety of opportunities for children to receive missing vaccines.

Children in kindergarten can receive missing immunizations at the same time as their kindergarten shot at their local health centre. Call to book an appointment.

Children in grades 6, 9, 11, and 12 will be offered missing vaccines through school-based clinics.

Students and parents of children in all other grades with missing immunizations will receive a notice to call and book an appointment at their local health centre.

 


Additional resources:
MoH     PCQO