Immunization is one of the most effective means available for protecting the health of your child and the health of our community. The Clackamas County Public Health Division encourages parents to:
- Keep an updated record of your child’s immunizations.
- Remember to update your child’s school or child care facility anytime your child receives a new shot.
- Keep your child current on their immunizations. Kids need 80% of their shots by the age of 2.
- See how vaccines have made a difference! View the infographic here.
Community Immunization Clinic coming Fall 2014!
Date and time TBD
Location: New Hope Community Church
- Flu vaccine and all vaccines required for school will be provided free of charge to children without health insurance or insurance that does not cover the cost of vaccines.
- Flu vaccine and Tetanus boosters will be available for uninsured adults.
Influenza (or "the flu") is one of the most common communicable diseases. Here’s how to stay healthy this flu season:
- Get the flu shot. The vaccine reduces your risk of getting sick from influenza and from spreading the virus to others. Because influenza viruses change from year-to-year, it is important to get vaccinated every year, preferably in the fall before influenza season starts.
- Cover your cough and sneezes. Influenza is mostly spread by people coughing or sneezing on you! Cough or sneeze into your arm or a tissue - and remember to toss the tissue in the trash.
- Wash your hands often and avoid touching your face. While the virus doesn’t live long on surfaces like doorknobs or hand rails, it can survive up to 12 hours and spread that way.
- Stay at home if you become sick--at least 24 hours after a fever.
For more information, click on these links below:
- You can protect yourself and your family
- Preventing Flu in Schools and Childcare
- Vulnerable Populations
Clackamas Public Health Division works with Clackamas Health Centers to provide immunizations for people in need. Clackamas Health Centers offer immunizations at a low cost and have discount opportunities based on household income. Nobody will be denied service based on the inability to pay.
Staff will make a plan for your child's immunization needs and make sure you receive reminders when your child is due for another immunization. If your child misses an appointment or is behind on their immunizations it is not necessary to start over. Your medical provider will continue the shots from where they left off.
Immunizations are available for children and adults by appointment at the following Clackamas County Health Centers:
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- Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis (DTaP)
- Haemophilus Influenzae Type B
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
- Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV)
- Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)
- Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis (Tdap)
- Tetanus-Diphtheria (Td)
Please note: The Zostavax vaccine used to prevent shingles (herpes zoster) in individuals age 60 years and older is not available through Clackamas County. If applicable, please contact your private medical provider for more information as they may prescribe Zostovax. Also, check with your local pharmacy for avaliablity as they may offer this vaccine.
New School and Childcare Requirements for 2014-2015:
- Tdap - One dose for students entering grades 7-12.
- Hepatitis A - Two doses for childcare facilities, preschool, kindergarten, 1st - 6th grades.
- Parent flyer
- Frequently Asked Questions regarding school law
- How to claim a non-medical vaccine exemption
- College requirements
Immunization Schedules for Children
The recommended immunization schedule is designed to protect infants and children early in life, when they are most vulnerable and before they are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases. Check the schedules before the the age or age range when each vaccine or series of shots is recommended. See your child's doctor with any questions.
Immunization Schedules for Adults
You never outgrow the need for vaccines. The specific immunizations you need as an adult are determined by factors such as your age, lifestyle, high-risk conditions, type and locations of travel, and previous immunizations.
Clackamas County Health Centers do not administer travel vaccinations. We recommend checking with your health plan for travel vaccination coverage and clinics.
The following providers in Clackamas County has been issued a yellow fever vaccine stamp:
- Fred Meyer Pharmacy #651, 1401 SE 1st St, Canby, OR 97013
- Safeway Pharmacy #1047, 17779 SW Lower Boone's Ferry Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035