Immunization is the safest and most effective public health tool available for preventing disease and death.
Thanks to vaccinations, many of the infectious diseases that gripped past generations such as polio, measles, rubella, diphtheria and tetanus are rarely seen anymore, but outbreaks can still occur.
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.
Lane County Meningococcal Outbreak
Type B meningococcal disease has occurred in several University of Oregon students since mid-January. For more information, visit our meningococcal update page. Vaccine clinics are underway in Lane County; visit healthcenter.uoregon.edu/getthevax to learn more.
For more information on the current measles situation, see our feature story.