School Immunizations

School immunizations are required by state law for children and students in attendance at public and private schools, preschools, childcare facilities and Head Start programs in Oregon. Nearly every facility that provides care for a child outside the home requires immunizations or a religious or medical exemption to stay enrolled.

If you do not meet the state requirements for immunization you will receive an exclusion notice. This is a letter stating that your children must be immunized or will not be admitted to school starting on the school exclusion date.

Parents

  • Review the immunization requirements (below) and have your child immunized.
  • Fill out an Certificate of Immunization Status Form with the immunization dates for your child. You may also request this form from your child’s school or childcare facility.
  • Sign the form and turn it in to your child’s school.

If you receive an exclusion notice, contact your medical provider to have your child immunized. Children who are not up-to-date on their immunizations by February 19, 2014 will be excluded from school until their immunizations are up-to-date.

School and Childcare Facilities

  • There must be one Certificate of Immunization Status Form or ALERT record on file for each child.
  • Schools report incomplete or non-existing immunization records to the Health Department by January 15, 2014.

 


 

Important Dates

First day of school or at a certified child care facility

All children must show proof of one dose of all required immunizations.
EXCEPTION: Students who transfer from another school in the United States have 30 days to have their immunization records transferred to the new school.

January 15, 2014

Deadline for schools and certified child care facilities to report to Multnomah County Health Department.

February 5, 2014

Multnomah County Health Department mails exclusion orders to children's families who are not up-to-date on their immunizations.

February 19, 2014

Exclusion day. All children who are not up-to-date or complete on their immunizations will be excluded from their school or certified child care facility.


Immunization Requirements 2013-2014

Required doses vary by a child’s age and how long ago they were vaccinated. Please check with your child’s school, certified child care facility, healthcare provider or Multnomah County Health Department for details.

Preschool, Child Care or Head Start

Doses

Immunization

4

Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (DTaP)

3

Polio

1

Varicella (chickenpox)

1

Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR)

3

Hepatitis B

2

Hepatitis A

3 or 4

Hib

Kindergarten plus grades 1-5

Doses

Immunization

5

Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (DTaP)

4

Polio

1

Varicella (chickenpox)

2

Measles

1

Mumps

1

Rubella

3

Hepatitis B

2

Hepatitis A

Grades 6

Doses

Immunization

5

Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (DTaP)

4

Polio

1

Varicella (chickenpox)

2

Measles

1

Mumps

1

Rubella

3

Hepatitis B

Grades 7-12

Doses

Immunization

5

Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (DTaP)

1

Tdap

4

Polio

1

Varicella (chickenpox)

2

Measles

1

Mumps

1

Rubella

3

Hepatitis B