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    Immunization

    The school exclusion date for the 2021-2022 school year is February 16, 2022. Oregon allows
    for non-medical, medical and immunity exemptions; however, medical and immunity exemptions
    must be verified by a health care provider in a signed document.

    School Year 2021-2022

    Oregon law requires the following shots for school and child care attendance.*  

    Preschool, Child Care, or Head Start* (A child 18 months or older)
    4 Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (DTaP)
    3 Polio
    1 Varicella (chickenpox)
    1 Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR)
    3 Hepatitis B
    2 Hepatitis A
    3 or 4 Hib

    Kindergarten or Grades 1-6*
    5 Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (DTaP)
    4 Polio
    1 Varicella (chickenpox)
    2 MMR or 2 Measles, 1 Mumps, 1 Rubella
    3 Hepatitis B
    2 Hepatitis A

    Grades 7-12*
    5 Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (DTaP)
    1 Tdap
    4 Polio
    1 Varicella (chickenpox)
    2 MMR or 2 Measles, 1 Mumps, 1 Rubella
    3 Hepatitis B
    2 Hepatitis A

    *At all ages and grades, the number of doses required varies by a child’s age and how long ago they were
    vaccinated. Other vaccines may be recommended. Exemptions are also available.  Please check with your
    child’s school, child care or healthcare provider for details. 

    Año Escolar 2021-2022

    La ley de Oregon requiere que sus niños hayan recibido estas vacunas para que puedan asistir a las
    escuelas y guarderías.*

    Niños de 18 meses y más entrando a la Pre-escuela o Guardiería necesitan*
    4 Difteria, Tétano y Tos Ferina (DTaP)
    3 Polio
    1 Varicela (Chickenpox)
    1 Sarampión, Paperas y Rubéola (MMR)
    3 Hepatitis B
    2 Hepatitis A
    3 o 4 Hemofilus Influenza Tipo B (Hib)

    Niños entrando a Kinder (Jardín de Niños) o Grados 1-6 necesitan*
    5 Difteria, Tétano y Tos Ferina (DTaP)
    4 Polio
    1 Varicela (Chickenpox)
    2 MMR o 2 Sarampión, 1 Paperas, 1 Rubéola
    3 Hepatitis B
    2 Hepatitis A

    Niños entrando a Grados 7-12 necesitan*
    5 Difteria, Tétano y Tos Ferina (DTaP)
    1 Tdap
    4 Polio
    1 Varicela (Chickenpox)
    2 MMR o 2 Sarampión, 1 Paperas, 1 Rubéola
    3 Hepatitis B
    2 Hepatitis A

    * Las dosis requeridas varían dependiendo de la edad de su niño y cuándo fue vacunado la última vez.
    También tenemos excepciones disponibles. Por favor verifique con su escuela o proveedor de salud
    para estos detalles.

    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 links below to view the specific vaccination rates as of March 2020. 

    Jackson County Immunization Report March 2020

    Rogue River School District Vaccination Rate Report March 2020