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Every U.S. state requires certain immunizations (also known as vaccines, vaccinations, inoculations or shots) for children to attend school. Oregon’s immunization law helps protect kids and communities against 11 different diseases: tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and Hib. 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.


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, 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 2020-21 Vacunas requeridas 2020-21

Where to get immunizations: Vaccines are available at many health care providers’ offices, many pharmacies, Lane County Public Health (541-682-4041), and the school-based health centers at North Eugene (541-790-4445) and Churchill (541-790-5227). 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. Information about exemptions

What if a parent does not show compliance with immunization requirements: Students must have current school records of all required vaccinations or valid exemptions to continue attending school on and after Exclusion Day, a date set by the State of Oregon that is in February of each school year.

 


 

Immunization Rates in 4J Schools 

Map image showing immunization rates for Eugene-area schools

2017–18 Immunization Rates

Below are the immunization and exemption rates, as of spring 2018, for each Eugene School District 4J school, as well as for three 4J school-run preschool or childcare programs and five charter schools located in the district. Exemption rates for all schools in Oregon are available on the Oregon Health Authority’s website.

4J School Immunization and Exemption Rates in 2017–18 — by School and Disease

2016–17 Immunization Rates

Below are the immunization and exemption rates, as of spring 2017, for each Eugene School District 4J school, as well as for 4J school-run preschool programs and five charter schools located in the district. Exemption rates for all schools in Oregon are available on the Oregon Health Authority’s website.

4J School Immunization and Exemption Rates in 2016–17 — by School and Disease

 


School Name

Number of Students 
*
% with
All Required Vaccines in 2018–19
Elementary Schools
Adams Elementary School 446 89%
Awbrey Park Elementary School 438 97%
Buena Vista Spanish Immersion Elementary School 438 97%
Camas Ridge Elementary School 352 83%
Charlemagne French Immersion Elementary School 335 92%
Chávez Elementary School 391 92%
Chinese Immersion School 51 88%
Corridor Elementary School 175 90%
Edgewood Elementary School 383 91%
Edison Elementary School 304 88%
Family School 162 60%
Gilham Elementary School 521 95%
Holt Elementary School 533 95%
Howard Elementary School 472 96%
McCornack Elementary School 319 96%
River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School 370 89%
Spring Creek Elementary School 282 94%
Twin Oaks Elementary School 221 96%
Willagillespie Elementary School 478 95%
Yujin Gakuen Japanese Immersion Elementary School 314 94%
Middle Schools
Arts & Technology Academy 410 88%
Cal Young Middle School 487 96%
Kelly Middle School 397 94%
Kennedy Middle School 363 93%
Madison Middle School 406 96%
Monroe Middle School 548 97%
Roosevelt Middle School 551 90%
Spencer Butte Middle School 424 90%
High Schools
Churchill High School 1,044 93%
North Eugene High School 894 97%
Sheldon High School 1,352 98%
South Eugene High School 1,440 87%
ECCO / Eugene Education Options 165 92%
Preschools
ECCO Child Development Center * *
Howard Preschool Promise 18 100%
Kids Down South 22 95%
North Eugene Preschool 21 95%
Charter Schools
Coburg Community Charter School 224 96%
Network Charter School 115 88%
Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School 242 69%
Twin Rivers Charter School 38 95%
Village School 225 33%

* “Adjusted enrollment” — the number of children enrolled, adjusted to avoid double counting of children enrolled at multiple sites.