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Required School Vaccines Deadline February 21, 2024

Child about to get a vaccine

If your child is not up-to-date on required 2023-24 school immunizations for the State of Oregon or does not have a valid exemption on file, they will be excluded from valuable instruction time due to the state-mandated vaccination deadline on Wednesday, February 21, 2024.

The statewide requirement 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.

Schedule Vaccinations 

Now is the time to schedule immunizations with your childcare provider.

More information, including a full list of required immunizations for the 2023-24 school year can be found on Health & Immunization page and on all school websites. 

It’s important to know that this does not include a required vaccination for COVID-19. Students will not be excluded on Feb. 21 for not having received a vaccination for COVID-19. 

Resources for SKPS Student Vaccinations

Please call ahead to make an appointment or verify availability.

  • Child’s Primary Care Provider
  • Marion County Health Department
    Call: 503-588-5342
    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
    Call: 503-623-8175
    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.

The Oregon Health Plan

The Oregon Health Plan (OHP/PacificSource) is open to many children and teens, regardless of immigration status. 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, extension 1014

Special Walk-In Immunization Clinic February 21

A special immunization clinic will be offered by Marion County Health and Human Services on School Exclusion Day, Wednesday, February 21, 2024.

  • The walk-in clinic hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Bring your immunization records with you!

Marion County Health & Human Services
3160 Center St NE, Salem or call: 503-588-5342

Special Hours February 7, February 14 and February 20

Call for an appointment for required vaccinations at Marion County Health and Human Services.

  • Wednesday, February 7 from 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 14 from 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 20 from 9 a.m.–7p.m

Bring your immunization records with you!

Marion County Health & Human Services
3160 Center St NE, Salem or call 503-588-5342

Marion County Health & Human Services is able to bill some private health insurance.
Call 503-588-5342 to determine coverage.

Download the Special Walk-In Clinic and Special Hours Flyer