Students whose records show missing immunizations will not be able to attend school beginning February 17. Oregon law requires that all children in schools have up-to-date documentation on their immunizations or have a non-medical or medical exemption.
Information for parents about updated vaccine requirements:
1. Parents of adolescents should be aware that one dose of Tdap vaccine is required for all incoming seventh-graders. Tdap is a tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough) booster.
2. The new Non-Medical Exemption Law requires parents wanting nonmedical exemptions for their children to receive vaccine education. A certificate of completion from a health care practitioner or from the online module must be provided to the child's school. The module can be viewed here.
If school vaccination records are not up-to-date, children will be sent home on Feb. 17. It is important for parents to update their child's immunization record at school or child care after every shot to prevent school exclusion.
Where Can I Get My Child Immunized?
Students may return to or begin school after parents bring proof of up-to-date immunizations or the appropriate medical or non-medical exemptions to the school office.
For more information about child immunizations, please visit: www.deschutes.org/immunizations.