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Changes in Oregon Immunization Law

In order to provide parents with information to protect their children’s health, Oregon State Law now requires schools to report the rate of immunization exemptions.

Oregon immunization law has changed.  Students previously exempt from required school immunizations for nonmedical reasons before March 1, 2014, are no longer exempt and are at risk of being excluded from school this winter.  Please update your child’s Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) form with your school.

If your student has since had all of his or her vaccinations, just fill out a new Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) form (see link below) indicating the dates of all vaccinations received, sign it, and return it to the school.

If you wish to re-file for exemption from one or more required immunizations for nonmedical reasons, please fill out a new CIS form, indicating the dates of any shots received, and complete the “Non-Medical Exemption” portion. Sign and return the CIS form to the school ALONG WITH a valid “Vaccine Education Certificate.” You can get this certificate after receiving the required education from a health care provider or print it out following completion of an online Vaccine Education Module (see link below).

For a printable copy of the CIS form, the link to the online Vaccine Education Module, and more information about school immunization requirements visit the Oregon Health Authority website.

For immunization appointments, call your child’s health care provider, Lane County Public Health 541-682-4041, or the School-Based Health Center at North Eugene 541-790-4445 or Churchill 541-790-5227.

For information on the law change regarding non-medical exemptions, please visit the Oregon Health Authority website.

We do apologize for any inconvenience and encourage you to take care of this as soon as possible so we can update your student’s immunization records promptly.