Parents Urged to Get Children Vaccinated Before Exclusion Day
For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 19, 2017
Exclusion Day is Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Washington County Public Health officials are reminding parents to make sure their children’s immunizations are up to date. Any child without the required vaccinations or an exemption certificate will not be allowed to attend school or child care on or after that day.
“Being up to date on vaccines is the best way to protect your children from diseases like measles, whooping cough and mumps, which has been on the rise this past year,” says Dr. Christina Baumann, deputy health officer for Washington County. “By getting your kids vaccinated, you are also helping to protect the vulnerable among us, like babies and those with weakened immune systems who can’t be immunized.”
Individuals can see their health care provider, go to their school-based health center, or attend one of several immunization clinics taking place the first two weeks of February.
Neighborhood Health Center will hold an immunization clinic on Saturday, February 4, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at 18650 NW Cornell Rd, Building C, Suite 220, Hillsboro. Vaccines for children ages birth through 18 will be available. Flu vaccines may be available, depending on supply. Walk-ins accepted, or schedule an appointment by calling 503-848-5861. The clinic is for those with or without insurance.
NUNM Health Centers—Beaverton will hold an immunization clinic on Saturday, February 4, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at 11975 SW Second Street, Beaverton. Vaccines for children ages birth through 18 will be available at no cost to uninsured children and those with OHP/Medicaid. Walk-ins accepted, or schedule an appointment by calling 503-552-1552.
Southwest Community Health Center (SWCHC) will hold an immunization clinic on Saturday, February 11, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at 266 W. Main Street in Hillsboro. Vaccines for children ages birth through 18 will be available at no cost to those without insurance. Walk-ins accepted, or schedule an appointment by calling 503-846-4418 (Línea en español: 503-977-0733, ext. 6). SWCHC is also holding a clinic on Exclusion Day, February 15, from 5:30–8:30 p.m. Appointments are required for this clinic.
In addition, the following school-based health centers (SBHC) will hold special immunization clinic days from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Students 14 and under need to have an adult present. Students 15 and older can go on their own, but ID is required. A $15 fee for the visit may be charged for uninsured clients; however, the school-based health center will work with families regarding payment options. Kaiser insurance is not accepted. Please call ahead for an appointment or for more information.
- Forest Grove High School SBHC: Wednesday, February 8, for all students in Forest Grove, Banks and Gaston school districts. 503-359-4057
- Tigard High School SBHC: Thursday, February 9, for all students and children ages 0-5 in Tigard-Tualatin School District and students in Sherwood School District. 503-431-5775
- Tualatin High School SBHC: Friday, February 10, for all students and children ages 0-5 in Tigard-Tualatin School District and students in Sherwood School District. 503-431-5975
- Beaverton High School SBHC: Monday, February 13, for all students in the Beaverton School District. 503-356-3985
- Century High School SBHC: Tuesday, February 14, for all students in the Hillsboro School District. 503-597-4580
For additional information on where to get immunizations or other health care services, call the Washington County Health Care Resource Line at 503-846-8851.
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Media Contact:Wendy Gordon, Communications Coordinator/PIO