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    Immunization

    Oregon's immunization law helps protect kids and communities against the following 11 different diseases:

    • Tetanus
    • Diphtheria
    • Pertussis
    • Polio
    • Measles
    • Mumps
    • Rubella
    • Chicken Pox
    • Hepatitus A
    • Hepatitus B
    • HIB

     

    Some of these diseases are more common than others, but all still exist and can be serious.

    To attend public schools, charter schools, private schools, preschools and childcare facilities in Oregon, students
    must have a complete and up-to-date record of vaccination, medical or nonmedical exemption, or immunity
    documentation for every immunization  required for the student’s grade. Oregon's immunization law helps
    protect kids and communities against the following 11 different diseases:


    Immunization Requirements

    What parents need to do: Before a child starts school, the parent or guardian must complete, sign and submit an
    Oregon Certificate of Immunization Status, showing compliance with state immunization requirements. The
    information submitted must include the date each immunization was received. Certificate of Immunization Status

    Which immunizations are required: Students must be immunized against polio, measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria,
    tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis A (some grades), hepatitis B, varicella (chicken pox), and Tdap (some grades). The number
    of doses required varies depending on the student’s age and grade level. Some other important vaccines are
    recommended by health care providers but are not required for school attendance.
    Required immunizations for 2017-18 / Spanish

    Where to get immunizations: Vaccines are available at many health care providers’ offices, many pharmacies,
    Jackson County Public Health (541-774-8200), and Josephine County Public Health (541-474-5325). Call for
    information or to schedule an appointment.

    Locating immunization records: This article contains some tips for parents looking for their children’s immunization
    records. Tips on finding old immunization records

    Medical exemptions: If there is a medical reason for the student not to have immunizations, the parent must provide
    a signed letter from a licensed physician documenting the medical exemption or immunity and the reason for it, along
    with the completed Certificate of Immunization Status. Medical exemptions are reviewed and approved by the health
    department.

     

    Nonmedical exemptions: If a parent seeks a nonmedical exemption from one or more required immunizations, the
    parent must provide a completed Vaccine Education Certificate, available from a health care practitioner or from the
    online vaccine education module at www.healthoregon.org/vaccineexemption, along with the completed
    Certificate of Immunization Status. The Vaccine Education Certificate must be valid for all of the vaccines for which 
    a nonmedical immunization exemption is being sought. A separate certificate is required for each child.
    How to claim a nonmedical exemption

     

    Prior religious exemptions no longer valid: The 2015 Oregon Legislature enacted Senate Bill 895, changing state
    laws about school immunizations. Religious exemptions received before March 1, 2014 are no longer valid. Parents of
    students who previously had a religious exemption have two options: Complete the required vaccinations, and/or 
    request a medical or nonmedical exemption from one or more required vaccinations. Students must have current
    school records of all required vaccinations or valid exemptions to continue attending school on and after Exclusion

    Immunization and Exemption Rates


    To provide parents with information to protect their children’s health, Oregon state law requires school immunization
    rates to be published.

    Click the school links below to view the specific vaccinations rates as of March 2017.  

    Rogue River Elementary School

    Rogue River Junior/Senior High School

    Rivers Edge Academy Charter School

    Jackson County Immunization Rates