Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Are Your Childrens's Immunization Records Up-To-Date?
Required vaccines have changed for 2011
The Oregon Immunization Program wants to remind parents that now is the time to make sure kids’ vaccination records are complete. State law requires that all children in public and private schools, preschools, Head Start and certified child care facilities be up-to-date on their immunizations, or have a religious or medical exemption.
Parents or guardians will receive a letter in late January or early February 2011 if their child’s immunization record shows that he or she has not received the required vaccinations. Children will not be able to attend school or child care starting Feb. 16, 2011, if their records on file show missing immunizations.
Parents seeking immunizations for their children should contact their health care provider or local health department, or call Oregon SafeNet at 1-800-SAFENET or 1-800-723-3638. No one can be turned away from a local health department because of the inability to pay for required vaccines.
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