Father of Grade 1 student suspended over vaccination records highlights 'bureaucratic black hole'

The father of a seven-year-old Toronto student is speaking out about what he says is a "bureaucratic black hole" when it comes to immunization records in Canada — one that saw his daughter, who was twice vaccinated, suspended for supposedly not having the necessary shots.
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