What Vaccines are Offered?
Message for Parents: Getting a shot may not be much fun for your child, but it's a great way to say, "I love you." The best gift you can give your children—not to mention yourself—is the gift of good health. One of the simplest ways to do that is through timely vaccinations. Even today, more than 30% of Oregon's children are still not adequately immunized before the age of two and are at risk of serious illness. Remember, deadly childhood diseases still exist. Childhood vaccines protect young children against measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, polio, HIB, chickenpox (varicella), hepatitis A & B, and rotavirus.
Read this guest editorial by Dr. Jennifer Vines, former Washington County health officer (now at Multnomah County) and new mom. She tells us why her child will get all of his vaccinations.
- Contact your doctor (or your county health department) to see if your child is up-to-date.
- Always keep an up-to-date shot record at home.
- Notify your school or childcare facility of your child's updated immunizations.
Routine child and adult immunizations are available by appointment at our Beaverton, Hillsboro and Tigard locations by calling 503-846-8851.
- Call 1-800-SAFENET for information about a clinic near you.
- Call 503-846-4955 for "Elliot the Elephant" promotional material.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Spanish version available)
- CDC -- Vaccines & Immunizations
- Immunization Action Coalition
- Oregon Health Authority
- Vaccine Education Center
- Elliot Certificate of Achievement