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.
Lane County Meningococcal Outbreak
Four University of Oregon freshmen have fallen ill with type B meningococcal disease 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.