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.
SB132 - New process for claiming non-medical exemption to school immunization requirements begins March 1, 2014.
School Exclusion Day - What you Need to Know
Parents are reminded to check children’s immunization records before exclusion day (pdf), Feb. 19, 2014
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 19, 2014, if their records on file show missing immunizations. Learn more about exclusion day (pdf).
New School and Childcare Requirements for 2013-2014
FAQs - Parents
FAQs - Parents of International Adoptees
Oregon Certificate of Immunization Status
- Immunization requirements flyer (pdf)
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Religious, Medical and Immunity Exemptions Overview
Religious Exemption Brochure
Oregon Administrative Rules
Oregon Revised Statutes
For Schools and Children's Facilities
For Medical Providers
For Local Health Departments
School/Facility Immunization Advisory Committee
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.