Immunization

Immunization Requirements

Oregon Law requires “New Enterers” including Kindergarten students to have at least one dose of each required vaccine or documents evidence of a signed exemption before school attendance.

Immunization Data & Reports

A variety of assessment and evaluation activities are conducted by the Oregon Immunization Program to help us focus on our goal to protect Oregonians from vaccine-preventable diseases.

For additional information visit Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Vaccines and Immunization.

Oregon Immunization Rates

We use immunizations as a building block for preventive care, yet how do we measure our success or identify challenges? Three good methods are available for measuring rates in Oregon, with respective roles and caveats:

  • Oregon countywide population-based rates from ALERT;
  • National population-based survey rates from the National Immunization Survey (NIS); and
  • Oregon clinic-specific rates from ALERT.

Oregon Child Immunization Rates
Immunization rates for two-year-olds in Oregon.

Oregon Adolescent Immunization Rates
Immunization rates for adolescents age 13 to 17.

Oregon School Immunization and Exemption Data
New data show Oregon’s vaccine exemption rate dropped 17 percent as fewer families sought nonmedical exemptions.

Questions about rates? Please contact:

Lee Schrauben
Epidemiologist
Phone: 971-673-0310
Email: Send Email

For more information on clinic-specific rates, please contact:

Rex Larsen
AFIX Coordinator
Phone: 971-673-0298
Email: Send Email

For information about school immunization data, please contact:

Stacy de Assis Matthews
School Law Coordinator
Phone: 971-673-0528
Email: Send Email