December 16, 2019

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School exclusion day is coming up. On February 19, children who are not up to date on vaccinations will be unable to attend school.

If your child is missing vaccines, it's time to catch up!

Shots are required by law for all children in schools, preschools and child care facilities. Parents will be sent a letter if their child’s vaccination records are incomplete.

To avoid missing school or child care, get your child up to date on their vaccinations as soon as possible. School immunization requirements»

Where to Get Your Child Vaccinated

You can get your child’s shots at their regular health care provider.

If your child doesn’t have a regular health care provider or you can’t get an appointment, you can get them vaccinated at one of our clinics:

Student Health Centers

  • All children ages 5-18 can get vaccinations for no out-of-pocket cost at one of 8 locations
  • We’re located at local high schools, but you don’t need to attend school there to get care
  • We accept all types of insurance, including Kaiser, and serve the uninsured

Primary Care Clinics

  • Low or no-cost vaccinations for children, including uninsured
  • Call 503-988-5558 to make a new patient appointment

Get a Letter?

If you receive a letter from school or the Health Department, bring it with you when you take your child to be vaccinated.

Immunizations are one of the best ways to prevent diseases and keep everyone healthy. We hope your child never has to stay home from school or child care.