Wednesday, February 15, 2023 is the statewide immunization exclusion day.

If your child is not up-to-date on required vaccinations for the State of Oregon or does not have a valid exemption on file, they will be excluded from valuable instruction time. 

The statewide exclusion applies to all children enrolled for five or more days per school year in a school or preschool or five or more days per calendar year in other children’s facilities. This exclusion applies to all Salem-Keizer students, including students within the EDGE program.

Resources to receive vaccinations:

Child’s Primary Care Provider (immunization appointment-best option)

The best way to ensure your child receives up-to-date vaccinations is to schedule an appointment with your child’s primary care provider. Appointments do fill up quickly this time of year, so please schedule appointments soon to ensure your student is not excluded. 

Marion County Health Department

Call: 503-588-5342
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday – by appointment.
Address: 3180 Center St. NE, Salem

Polk County Health Department

Call 503-623-8175
Hours: 8-11 a.m. & 1- 4 p.m, Monday through Friday – by appointment only. No walk-ins are allowed at this time.
Address: 182 SW Academy St. Suite 302, Dallas


Children seven years and older can go to pharmacies to get vaccines. The pharmacies often have evening and weekend hours. Call your local pharmacy for details and to confirm they have the appropriate vaccine.