Salem-Keizer School District 24J is required by state law to keep a record of each student’s immunizations. Parents who are enrolling a student in school must complete a Certificate of Immunization Status form with their child's record of immunizations.
Kindergarten students are not allowed to attend school until they have a minimum of one dose each of required vaccines.
The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division is temporarily amending administrative rules in chapter 333, division 50, relating to school immunization law. These rule amendments remove the provision allowing old religious exemptions signed prior to March 1, 2014.
Parents of children with religious exemptions signed prior to March 1, 2014, will be required to submit updated documentation.
- These rule amendments clarify reporting requirements for schools and children's facilities, and add requirements for reporting immunization and exemption status by vaccine for enrolled children for whom vaccine status is required to be documented.
- These rule amendments change the time by which a certified letter must be sent to a non-compliant school or children's facility from six calendar days to five working days.
- These rule amendments clarify notice to parents of susceptible children of exclusion when there is a case of a restrictable disease.
- These rule amendments describe new requirements for schools, children's facilities and local health departments to make immunization rates available.
This rulemaking is effective August 24, 2015 through February 19, 2016.
It is the Public Health Division's intent to make these changes permanent through the permanent rulemaking process before expiration. For more details, please see the Statement of Need and Justification and the full text of the temporary rules at the following website: http://public.health.oregon.gov/PreventionWellness/VaccinesImmunization/RulesLaws
If you have any questions or would prefer a hardcopy be sent, please contact Stacy de Assis Matthews at 971-673-0528.
Where Can You Get Immunizations?
Immunizations are available at your student's doctor's office, at many pharmacies, or at county health departments. Call for information or to schedule an appointment.
Marion County Health Department
3180 Center St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
Polk County Health Department
182 SW Academy Suite 302
Dallas, OR 97338
For questions or more information, contact Student Services at 503-399-3101.