Oregon law requires that children enrolled in public school be adequately immunized against Diptheria, Tetanus, Polio, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Varicella.
Parents of kindergarten students or students new to our district must bring their child’s immunization records to school. School staff will then advise about needed immunizations.
Most kindergarten students will need to receive a booster dose of Diphtheria/Tetanus vaccine and Polio vaccine to meet the requirements of the law. Those who have not had one dose of Measles/Mumps/Rubella vaccine will need one. Immunizations are available through your regular family physician or the Benton County Health Department (convenient local location, across the street from the school!).
If your child has a religious exemption to any vaccine which was signed prior to March 1, 2014, new documentation for your child is required. If your child has since received these vaccines, please present the dates on a Certificate of Immunization form, available at your child’s school. If your child has not received these vaccines, please do one of the following BEFORE mid-February. If we do not have documentation prior to this date, your child will be excluded from school beginning that day until documentation is provided.
Obtaining a Medical Exemption
This requires a statement from your child’s physician. This will be presented to the health department where it will be either approved or denied. Questions about immunization requirements may be directed to your school office or the school district nursing staff.
The state of Oregon requires annual reporting on school immunization rates within thirty days of the first day of school. School immunization and exemption rates may be downloaded by clicking below: