Today is Walk-in Wednesday at the Malheur County Health Department, that day when any county resident can walk in and receive nearly any vaccine they need. All childhood vaccines and the majority of adult vaccines are available, including vaccines to protect against Hepatitis A and B, among many others.
Walk-in Wednesday runs from 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. No appointment is needed. Call 541-889-7279 for more information.
Annual school exclusion day is Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, in Malheur County, and students who are not up-to-date on required vaccines may be excluded from school or day care on that day. While other Oregon counties have seen vaccines for school-aged children decrease during the pandemic, Malheur County’s children are largely in compliance with state requirements.
If you aren’t sure what vaccines your child needs, and at what age, this graphic is helpful.
Shots provide protection against getting serious diseases to the person who receives them. Shots also help protect our friends, neighbors and communities by reducing the number of people who could get the diseases. When enough people are vaccinated, these diseases tend to stop spreading. Outbreaks of disease occur more where people are close together for a long time, such as a schools or child care.
Home-schooled and students in other non-traditional educational settings need to meet the immunization requirements if:
They meet with an instructor in a school building at least five times per school year; or
Participate in sports, tutoring groups, field trips or other activities through a school-sponsored program at least five times per school year. Some online home school programs require immunization records for all enrolled students.
Oregon requires immunization against eleven vaccine-preventable diseases: • Diphtheria • Tetanus • Pertussis (whooping cough) • Polio • Varicella (chickenpox) • Measles • Mumps • Rubella • Hepatitis B • Hepatitis A • Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type B) – only for children under 5 years of age
If you aren’t sure whether your child is up-to-date, contact the child’s medical provider or the Malheur County Health Department. The Health Department will host a walk-in vaccination clinic Wednesday, Feb. 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Bring your child to the clinic at 1108 SW 4th St. in Ontario to get them caught up.
Wednesdays are Walk-in Wednesday at the Malheur County Health Department. Walk in between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (we close from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch) for COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, flu vaccines, and/or any childhood vaccines your children might need.
Immunizations are available from birth through adulthood to protect against many diseases and preventable outbreaks. Vaccines are required by law for children in attendance at public and private schools, preschools and child care facilities, as well as Head Start programs in Oregon. If your child needs to have a vaccine in order to be up to date before “school exclusion day,” bring them to the Health Department, 1108 SW 4th St. in Ontario.
No one is turned away because of inability to pay.
For more information, call our office at 541-889-7279.