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Getting Immunized

Protect yourself and your family

Immunizations are an excellent way to protect yourself and your family against many diseases. Age-appropriate immunization starts at birth and continues through adulthood, with special emphasis through age two.

Where to go for immunizations

The best place to receive your immunizations is through your doctor’s office. If you haven’t found a primary provider, your local county health department can help you get the vaccinations you need.

If you or your child are uninsured and under 19 years of age, ask your doctor or county health department about the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program. This program provides vaccines to eligible patients at a dramatically lower price.

Medical coverage: If you need help finding medical coverage for your child or yourself, visit or call 1-800-318-2596.

Immunizations: If you need help finding immunization services only, contact your local health department or neighborhood pharmacy. Many of Oregon pharmacies offer immunizations to adults, adolescents, and children (7 and older). Local health departments serve an important role in Oregon’s safety net and can assist you in getting immunized.

Providers and general referrals: If you need help finding a doctor or just have a general referral question, “211 Info” is a great place to start. Specializing in health and social service assistance, they can be reached at: or by dialing 2-1-1.

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Information on adult immunization including travel shots, college requirements, and the Immunization Oregon coalition links.
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Shots are required by law for children in attendance at public and private schools, preschools, child care facilities, and Head Start programs in Oregon.