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Required Vaccines for School

Learn about immunizations required under Oregon law for children attending day cares, preschools, Head Start programs, and private and public schools.

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With children heading back to school soon, Washington County Public Health is encouraging parents and caregivers to get their children up to date on required immunizations. Oregon law requires that all K-12 students as well as day care/child care attendees are up to date with specific vaccine series based on their age or grade. Students who are not up to date by February 21, 2024, will be excluded from school or day care.

Individuals can see their health care provider for vaccines. In addition, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center (503-601-7400) and Neighborhood Health Center (503-848-5861) will be providing vaccines at their respective school-based health centers across the county. Virginia Garcia’s 7th Avenue Clinic in Hillsboro also offers childhood vaccines and is open to anyone. Washington County Public Health will be at the Beaverton Resource Center Resource Fair on Friday, August 18, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. administering TDaP (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccines for students entering the seventh grade. COVID vaccines, while not required by law, will also be available for those ages 12 and older. The center is located at 13565 SW Walker Road in Beaverton.

Those without insurance or a primary care doctor can call the Washington County Health Care Resource Line at 503-846-8851 to be directed to a clinic location.

Required vaccines

Washington County works with schools and day cares to make sure children are up to date on their vaccines according to Oregon law. This includes certified day cares, preschools, Head Start programs, and private and public schools. Oregon requires immunization against these vaccine-preventable diseases:

  • Tetanus
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Polio
  • Varicella (chickenpox)
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type B) – only for children under five years old

Visit the Oregon Health Authority website for documents pertaining to the Oregon Immunization Law Requirements for Schools and Childcare Facilities.

Oregon Certificate of Immunization Status: Your child’s school will provide this copy, but you can also access it here.

  • Instructions for completing Certificate of Immunization Status Form - English
  • Instructions for completing Certificate of Immunization Status Form - Spanish

For other school-related vaccine questions, call 503-846-4955.

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