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).
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