If your child is not up-to-date on required 2021-22 school immunizations for the State of Oregon or does not have a valid exemption on file, now is the time to schedule immunizations with your child’s healthcare provider.
Immunization Exclusion Day Feb. 16, 2022
As outlined on the Oregon Secretary of State’s website, students who are not up-to-date on required immunizations will be excluded from valuable instruction time due to the state-mandated immunization exclusion day on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022.
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 will include Salem-Keizer students within the EDGE program.
More information, including a full list of required immunizations for the 2021-22 school year can be found on the district website’s Health and Immunizations webpage.
COVID-19 Vaccines not required for students
It’s important to know that SKPS does not require students to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Students will not be excluded on Feb. 16 for not having received a vaccination for COVID-19.
Resources for SKPS students to receive vaccinations
- Child’s Primary Care Provider
- Salem Health
Flyer with more details
- Marion County Health Department
Hours: By Appointment, 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Monday and Wednesday
Address: 3180 Center St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
- Polk County Health Department
Hours: Immunizations available by appointment only. Appointment slots vary.
Address: 182 SW Academy St. Suite 302, Dallas, OR 97338
- Pharmacy – Students 7 years old and older (with insurance)
Pharmacies often have evening and weekend hours. Call your local pharmacy for details.
*Please call ahead to make an appointment or verify availability
The Oregon Health Plan
The Oregon Health Plan (OHP/PacificSource) is open to many children and teens, regardless of immigration status. As detailed on the OHP website, OHP is free health coverage for Oregonians who meet income and other criteria. For more information or to get free help applying, call 1-800-699-9075 or 711 (TTY).
OHP application assisters are in the community that can help. Start by calling their office; staff speak English and Spanish.
- Interface Network: 503-949-8684
- Northwest Human Services: 503-480-1643
- Salem Free Clinic: 503-990-8772, ext. 1014