What is the purpose of immunizations and what are the state requirements?Disease prevention is the goal of public health. It is always better to prevent a disease than to treat it. Vaccines prevent disease in those who receive them and in the community who come in contact with unvaccinated individuals. Vaccines are responsible for the control of many infectious diseases that were once common in the U.S. These include polio, whooping cough, measles, diphtheria, rubella, mumps, tetanus and Haemophilus influenzae type B, and varicella. Before vaccines, many children died from diseases that vaccines now prevent.
The laws regarding Oregon's immunization requirements occasionally change. Please review updated requirements and timeline below.Clackamas County Immunization Rates Grades Pre K-12 English and Spanish
Where do I go to get my child vaccinated?
Options include taking your child to their health care provider, contacting the Clackamas County Health Department Clinic for an appointment at 503-655-8471, or calling 1-800-723-3638 for free immunization clinic availability in the tri-county area.
Always give your school a written record of the dates the vaccinations were given to your child so that your child's health records can be kept up to date at school.
After my child has had their vaccines, who do I notify?
Please go to your child's school and let them know you need to update your child's immunization record.
What about Nonmedical Vaccine Exemptions?
Nonmedical Vaccine Exemption information can be found on the Oregon Health Authority's website. OHA recommends using a web browser other than Google Chrome when accessing this information and participating in online training.
ALWAYS KEEP A COPY OF YOUR CHILD'S IMMUNIZATION RECORD IN YOUR HOME FILE. YOU WILL NEED THEM THOUGHOUT YOUR STUDENT'S SCHOOL LIFE. PROOF OF UP-TO-DATE VACCINATIONS ARE NEEDED EVEN FOR COLLEGE AND EMPLOYMENT.