School exclusion day is coming up, and any children missing vaccinations will be unable to attend school or child care starting February 20.
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). Parents will be sent a letter if their child’s vaccination records are incomplete.
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.
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 CentersAll children ages 5-18 can get vaccinations for no out-of-pocket cost at one of our 10 student health centers. We accept all types of insurance, including Kaiser, and serve the uninsured.
Your child can go to any student health center location during regular business hours. They do not have to attend school there.
Vaccination Clinics at Centennial High School:
To limit your wait, call 503-988-5488 for an appointment. Walk-ins first-come, first served.
- February 11 - 8am - 3:45pm
- February 19 - 8am - 3:45pm
- CANCELED DUE TO FORECASTED SNOW
February 9, 10am - 2pm – Multnomah Dental Society’s Children’s Health Fair
- February 16, 10am - 2pm – David Douglas High School
- February 20, 9am - 3pm - East County Building, Gresham