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Exclusion day deadline arrives for unvaccinated Oregon students

The law requires children to be vaccinated for 11 different diseases, including measles, mumps and chicken pox.

Posted: Feb 19, 2020 7:33 AM
Updated: Feb 19, 2020 10:06 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Wednesday marked school exclusion day in Oregon. Exclusion day is the deadline by which students in Oregon schools, both public and private, as well as preschools and childcare facilities must be vaccinated in order to attend. 

You'll know if your child isn't up to date on vaccinations because health officials send out exclusion letters to parents reminding them of the impending deadline. 

The law requires children to be vaccinated for 11 different diseases, including measles, mumps and chicken pox. 

Vaccines are available at many healthcare providers offices, pharmacies and school-based health centers. 

Parents can claim medical or non-medical exemptions from vaccinations. In the past, lawmakers have tried to make it more difficult to claim non-medical exemptions, but those efforts failed.

Several places around Eugene provide immunizations. Some of those include: 

  • Churchill High School Health Center
    1850 Bailey Hill Road
    Phone: 541-790-5227 (please call to schedule immunizations)
    Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Open to all students
  • North Eugene High School Health Center
    200 Silver Lane
    541-790-4445 (please call to schedule immunizations)
    Wednesday and Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Open to all students
  • Lane County Public Health Walk-In Immunization Clinic
    151 W. 7th Ave., Room 310
    Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Everyone is welcome; however Lane County Public Health can only bill Oregon Health Plan and Pacific Source insurance. All others will need to pay at time of service.

For more about vaccinations and information for parents, click here

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