What about Immunizations?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 from 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 see below for links to updated requirements and timeline.Where do I go to get my child vaccinated?
You may take your child to their health care provider.
You may contact the Clackamas County Health Department Clinic for an appointment at 503-655-8471.
You may call 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.Link for a Nonmedical Vaccine Exemptions:http://public.health.oregon.gov/PreventionWellness/VaccinesImmunization/GettingImmunized/Pages/non-medical-exemption.aspxImportant: Do not use Google Chrome as your browser to access the above link, Oregon Health Authority reports that you will not be able to print the required certificate at the end of the online training(s). For more information see the link on their website.
ALWAYS KEEP A COPY OF YOUR CHILD'S IMMUNIZATION RECORD IN YOUR HOME FILE. YOU WILL NEED THEM THROUGHOUT THEIR SCHOOL LIFE. PROOF OF UP TO DATE VACCINATIONS ARE NEEDED EVEN FOR COLLEGE AND EMPLOYMENT.
Immunization Rates By School:
Primary Schools Grades K-5
Middle Schools Grade 6-8
High Schools Grade 9-12