Washington County offers options for getting kids immunized before February 20 Exclusion Day
For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 24, 2019
School Exclusion Day is Wednesday, February 20, 2019. Washington County Public Health officials are reminding parents to make sure their children’s immunizations are up to date. Any child without the required immunizations or an exemption certificate will not be allowed to attend school or child care on or after February 20 until they provide documentation of immunizations or exemption.
“The current measles outbreak in Clark County is a compelling example of why getting your children vaccinated is so important,” says Deputy Health Officer Dr. Christina Baumann. “Measles is preventable because we have a safe and effective vaccine available. Protect yourself, your children and your community.”
Students in Washington County have several options for immunizations. They can see their health care provider; go to National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) Beaverton Health Center, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center (VGMHC) or Neighborhood Health Center (NHC) during regular business hours; or attend one of several special immunization clinics taking place in the coming weeks. Students should bring immunization records and any related vaccine documents and letters to their appointment.
NUNM Beaverton Health Center will hold a vaccination event on Saturday, February 9, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at 11975 SW Second Street, Suite 110, Beaverton. Appointments are available for youth between 0-18 years of age without insurance, or who have OHP/Medicaid or private insurance. To schedule an appointment, call 503-552-1552.
The following VGMHC school-based health centers (SBHCs) will hold special immunization clinics from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Students 14 and under need to have a legal guardian present. Students 15 and older can go on their own, but ID and insurance information is required. Patients will be billed according to their ability to pay. Proof of income is required to be eligible for discount. No patient will be turned away for their inability to pay. SBHCs may charge a visit fee for uninsured clients; however, the SBHC front desk staff will work with families regarding payment options. Most insurance plans are accepted, except Kaiser. Proof of coverage is required, if applicable. Please call ahead for an appointment and bring any known immunization records and/or any related vaccine documents or letters. Walk-in slots are available on a limited basis, but there may be long wait times.
- Beaverton High School SBHC: Monday, February 11, for all students and children ages 4-20 in the Beaverton School District/district boundary. 503-356-3985
- Century High School SBHC: Tuesday, February 12, for all students and children ages 0-21 in the Hillsboro School District/district boundary. 503-597-4580
- Forest Grove High School SBHC: Friday, February 15, for all students and children ages 0-21 in Forest Grove, Banks and Gaston school districts/district boundaries. 503-359-4057
- Tigard High School SBHC: Wednesday, February 13, for all students and children ages 0-21 in Tigard-Tualatin and Sherwood school districts/district boundaries. 503-431-5775
- Tualatin High School SBHC: Thursday, February 14, for all students and children ages 0-21 in Tigard-Tualatin and Sherwood school districts/district boundaries. 503-431-5975
NHC Tanasbourne Medical & Dental Clinic provides immunizations during their normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.–6 p.m. at 10690 NW Cornell Rd., Suite 220, Hillsboro. To schedule an appointment, call 503-848-5861.
NHC Merlo Station High School SBHC provides immunizations during their normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at 1841 SW Merlo Dr., Beaverton. To schedule an appointment call 503-941-3210.
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.
Media Contact:Wendy Gordon, Communications Coordinator/PIO