Shots are required by law for children in attendance at public and private schools, preschools, childcare facilities, and Head Start programs in Oregon. Nearly every place that provides care for a child outside the home requires shots or a religious or medical exemption to stay enrolled.
School Exclusion Day - What you Need to Know
Parents are reminded to check children’s immunization records before exclusion day (pdf), Feb. 20, 2013
State law requires that all children in public and private schools, preschools, Head Start and certified child care facilities have up-to-date immunizations, or have a religious or medical exemption. Parents or guardians will receive a letter in late January or early February if their child’s immunization record shows that he or she has not received the required vaccinations. Children will not be able to attend school or child care starting February 20, 2013, if their records on file show missing immunizations. Learn more about exclusion day (pdf).
New School and Childcare Requirements for 2012-2013
For Schools and Children's Facilities
For Medical Providers
For Local Health Departments
School/Facility Immunization Advisory Committee
- Tdap - One dose for 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th grade
- Hepatitis A - Two doses for preschool, childcare facilities, kindergarten, 1st, 2nd,3rd and 4th grade
- Complete phase-in schedule for the new vaccine requirements
- Tdap and Hepatitis A FAQs
- Customizable Tdap letter for parents (Word)
- Customizable Hep A letter for parents (Word)
- Hepatitis A requirement for school year 2014-15
Hib Suspension Lifted
Haemophilus influenzae (Hib) vaccine shortage is over. Hib vaccine is again required for children younger than 5 years of age in children's facilities, including preschools, child care and Head Start Programs.