Child’s Proof of Immunization
All Oregon Connections Academy students must provide evidence of their immunizations on the
Oregon Certificate of Immunization Status Form.
This form must be signed by you and, if applicable, a health care provider.
Oregon allows for religious, medical, or immunity exemptions; however, medical and immunity exemptions must be verified by a health care provider. Please use the
Oregon Certificate of Immunization Status Form if requesting an exemption.
Not Sure What Immunizations Are Required?
To learn more about the Oregon Health Authority's (OHA) immunization requirements and to read the FAQs, visit the
OHA's Immunization Requirements for School webpage.
Where Can I Get Immunizations for My Student?
Immunizations can be obtained from doctor’s offices, clinics, or hospitals. In addition, some large chain pharmacies offer immunizations for older children and adults.
In the state of Oregon, most pediatric and family practice clinics offer immunizations. If your child has a regular medical provider, we recommend calling that office for an appointment for immunizations. If your child does not have a regular provider, you can contact your local county health department, or call
1-800-SAFENET (1-800-723-3638). They will be able to help you find a clinic where your child can be immunized.
What if I Need Assistance Paying for Vaccines?
If you need assistance paying for shots/vaccinations, you may be able to get free or reduced immunizations through the program below:
- The Vaccines for Children (VFC) program is a federally funded program that provides vaccines at no cost to children who might not otherwise be vaccinated because of inability to pay. Children who are eligible for VFC vaccines are entitled to receive pediatric vaccines that are recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
A student may be exempt from immunizations for the following reasons: religious, medical, or immunity.
- Religious Exemption: According to the OHA, Oregon recognizes parent-signed exemptions from vaccine requirements for religious reasons. "Religion" is defined in Oregon Administrative Rule 333-050-0010 as a system of beliefs, practices, or ethical values. An exemption may be claimed for one or more vaccines or for all vaccines. For more information on religious exemptions, please download and view the OHA's Religious Exemption Brochure.
- Medical Exemption: Medical exemptions must be verified by a physician or the county health department.