In 2015 the Oregon State Legislature passed a law requiring that all schools, preschools, child care facilities, and Head Starts post the immunization and exemption rates for their facilities and their local community.
Immunization rates are not as black and white as one would think. Not all children who are listed as ‘non-medical exemption’ have opted out of immunizations. Some are on a slower schedule based on recommendations from pediatricians and will catch up once they reach school age.
We know that immunization rates are a sensitive subject and encourage anyone who may have questions to connect with an administrator.