School exclusion day is coming up, and any children missing vaccinations will be unable to attend school or child care starting February 21.
The Health Department is holding a series of immunization clinics at different locations to bring kids up to date and keep them in school. You can also get your kids caught up by making an appointment with your nearest Student Health Center.
State law requires that all children in schools, preschools and child care facilities have up-to-date immunization records (see school immunization requirements). On February 7, parents will be sent a letter if their child’s vaccination records are incomplete.
What to Do
If you receive a letter from school or the health department, bring it with you when you take your child to be vaccinated. If you have health insurance, we encourage you to seek vaccinations from your regular medical provider or from one of our Multnomah County Student Health Centers, which are located in schools.
Immunizations at Student Health Centers
Children ages 5-18 can may receive vaccinations for no out-of-pocket cost at one of our 12 student health centers. Our centers accept all types of insurance, including Kaiser, and serve the uninsured.
- February 10, 10am - 2pm – Multnomah Dental Society’s Children’s Health Fair
- February 17, 10am -2pm – David Douglas Administration Building
- February 21, 11am - 3pm - East County Building, Gresham - LATE START DUE TO SNOW
Immunizations are one of the most efficient and cost-effective ways to prevent diseases and keep everyone healthy. We hope your child never has to miss school or stay home from childcare.