Exclusion Day is February 19; Where to get your kids vaccinated in Washington County
For Immediate Release: Wednesday, January 22, 2020Change of location for Feb. 10 vaccination clinic
School Exclusion Day is Wednesday, February 19, 2020. 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 19 until they provide documentation of immunizations or exemption.
Students in Washington County have several options for immunizations. They can see their health care provider, go to their school-based health center, visit Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center (VGMHC) or Neighborhood Health Center (NHC) during regular business hours, or attend an immunization clinic in the coming weeks. Students should bring immunization records and any related vaccine documents and letters to their appointment. Children over the age of 12 can also be vaccinated at local pharmacies; available vaccines vary.
The following VGMHC school-based health centers (SBHC) will hold special immunization clinics on Wednesday, February 19, 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. Call ahead for an appointment and bring any known immunization records and/or any related vaccine documents or letters. Walk-in slots are available until the schedule is full.
- Beaverton High School SBHC: For all students and children ages 4-20 in the Beaverton School District/district boundary. 503-356-3985
- Century High School SBHC: For all students and children ages 0-21 in the Hillsboro School District/district boundary. 503-597-4580
- Forest Grove High School SBHC: 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: For all students and children ages 0-21 in Tigard-Tualatin School District/district boundaries. 503-431-5775
Neighborhood Health Center will hold two immunization clinics open to all Tigard-Tualatin School District students. All insurance is accepted at both. Vaccines will be provided at no cost if a student does not have insurance or is unable to pay.
- The first will take place on Monday, February 10, 7 a.m.-noon at Templeton Elementary School at 9500 SW Murdock St, Tigard.
- The second will take place on Thursday, February 13, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Tualatin High School SBHC, 22300 SW Boones Ferry Road, Tualatin.
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, Department Communications Coordinator/PIO