Helping a Refugee Family with Immunization Records

29 June 2020


A refugee family settled in Toronto and registered their children at the local school. On the first day, they learned that they had been suspended because they had no proof of immunization. This was traumatic for them: it reminded them of not being able to attend school in Syria. We helped the family and Toronto Public Health sort out the records so the children could return to school. We also showed Toronto Public Health the emotional and psychological effect such suspensions can have, and the need to handle them in a sensitive and supportive way