Immunization is the safest and most effective public health tool available for preventing disease and death. Thanks to vaccinations, we have not seen or experienced many of the infectious diseases that gripped past generations such as polio, measles, rubella, diphtheria and tetanus. Vaccinating our families according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended immunization schedules not only protects our loved ones, but our entire community as well.
The Oregon Immunization Program strives to reach and maintain high immunization rates through many partnerships and programs including Vaccines for Children and Immunize Oregon, Oregon's lifespan immunization coalition. We also administer school immunization requirements and keep track of rates through a lifespan registry, the ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).
Good to Know
Results from the 2010 VFC Provider Survey are now available! Check out the survey results to learn what others think about topics like online recertification, routine temperature log submission, and webinar trainings. You'll also see how satisfied VFC providers are with Oregon's VFC program and with Oregon Immunization Program services, overall.