What parents need to do: Before a child starts school, the parent or guardian must complete, sign
and submit an Oregon Certificate of Immunization Status, showing compliance with state immunization requirements. The information submitted must include the date each immunization was received.
Certificate of Immunization Status
Which immunizations are required: Students must be immunized against polio, measles, mumps,
rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis A (some grades), hepatitis B, varicella (chicken pox),
and Tdap (some grades). The number of doses required varies depending on the student’s age and
grade level. Some other important vaccines are recommended by health care providers but are not
required for school attendance.
Where to get immunizations: Vaccines are available at many health care providers’ offices, many
pharmacies, Jackson County Public Health (541-774-8200), and Josephine County Public Health (541-474-5325). Call for information or to schedule an appointment.
Locating immunization records: This article contains some tips for parents looking for their
children’s immunization records. Tips on finding old immunization records
Medical exemptions: If there is a medical reason for the student not to have immunizations, the
parent must provide a signed letter from a licensed physician documenting the medical exemption
or immunity and the reason for it, along with the completed Certificate of Immunization Status.
Medical exemptions are reviewed and approved by the health department.
Nonmedical exemptions: If a parent seeks a nonmedical exemption from one or more required
immunizations, the parent must provide a completed Vaccine Education Certificate, available
from a health care practitioner or from the online vaccine education module at
www.healthoregon.org/vaccineexemption, along with the completed Certificate of Immunization
Status. The Vaccine Education Certificate must be valid for all of the vaccines for which a
nonmedical immunization exemption is being sought. A separate certificate is required for
How to claim a nonmedical exemption
Prior religious exemptions no longer valid: The 2015 Oregon Legislature enacted Senate
Bill 895, changing state laws about school immunizations. Religious exemptions received
before March 1, 2014 are no longer valid. Parents of students who previously had a religious
exemption have two options: Complete the required vaccinations, and/or request a medical
or nonmedical exemption from one or more required vaccinations. Students must have
current school records of all required vaccinations or valid exemptions to continue attending
school on and after Exclusion Day, Feb. 17, 2016. Information for parents about this change.
Immunization and Exemption Rates
To provide parents with information to protect their children’s health, Oregon state law requires
school immunization rates to be published.
Click the links below to view the specific vaccination rates.
ROGUE RIVER JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL IMMUNIZATION RATES - MARCH 2022
ROGUE RIVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IMMUNIZATION RATES - MARCH 2022
SOUTH VALLEY ACADEMY IMMUNIZATION RATES - MARCH 2022
RIVERS EDGE ACADEMY (REACH) IMMUNIZATION RATES - MARCH 2022