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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 (some grades), 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 2018-19Vacunas requeridas 2018-19
Required Immunizations 2019–20Vacunas requeridas 2019–20

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 2017–18
Elementary Schools
Adams Elementary School 468 86%
Awbrey Park Elementary School 403 96%
Buena Vista Spanish Immersion Elementary School 445 96%
Camas Ridge Elementary School 376 85%
Charlemagne French Immersion Elementary School 335 91%
Chávez Elementary School 418 88%
Chinese Immersion School 41 78%
Corridor Elementary School 211 90%
Edgewood Elementary School 395 90%
Edison Elementary School 348 89%
Family School 131 62%
Gilham Elementary School 538 94%
Holt Elementary School 552 96%
Howard Elementary School 480 96%
McCornack Elementary School 333 95%
River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School 341 90%
Spring Creek Elementary School 291 92%
Twin Oaks Elementary School 227 96%
Willagillespie Elementary School 495 95%
Yujin Gakuen Japanese Immersion Elementary School 313 95%
Middle Schools
Arts & Technology Academy 398 90%
Cal Young Middle School 524 96%
Kelly Middle School 369 95%
Kennedy Middle School 341 97%
Madison Middle School 415 97%
Monroe Middle School 526 96%
Roosevelt Middle School 565 90%
Spencer Butte Middle School 427 88%
High Schools
Churchill High School 1,039 93%
North Eugene High School 862 97%
Sheldon High School 1,414 98%
South Eugene High School 1,403 88%
Eugene Education Options (including ECCO) 144 93%
Preschools
ECCO Child Development Center * *
Kids Down South 19 89%
North Eugene Preschool 24 100%
Charter Schools
Coburg Community Charter School 212 96%
Network Charter School 117 87%
Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School 249 71%
Twin Rivers Charter School 28 96%
Village School 220 30%

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