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Klamath County Public Health Sends Out Vaccine Reminders

Klamath County Public Health (KCPH) reminds local families that immunizations must be updated before February 20, which is school exclusion day.

Posted: Feb 6, 2019 5:10 PM
Updated: Feb 25, 2019 10:35 AM

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath County Public Health (KCPH) reminds local families that immunizations must be updated before February 20, which is school exclusion day.

For families visiting their primary care provider to update vaccinations, the appointment presents a ready opportunity to discuss other immunizations that provide protection against communicable diseases.

The current measles outbreak has fostered many questions about vaccines and diseases that were thought to be contained through immunization. Primary care physicians can answer questions and provide information about the sequencing of vaccinations for optimal safety and protection.

Immunizations are required by state law for children and students in attendance at public and private schools, preschools, childcare facilities and Head Start programs in Oregon.

Nearly every facility that provides care for a child outside the home requires immunizations or a medical or non-medical exemption to stay enrolled.

Parents or guardians of children who do not meet the state requirements for immunization will receive an exclusion notice. This is a letter stating that the child must be immunized or they will not be admitted to school starting on the school exclusion date.
Required doses vary by a child’s age and how long ago they were vaccinated.

Details are available at schools, certified child care facilities, healthcare providers or KCPH. Immunizations required in the 2018-19 school year include:

Preschool, Child Care or Head Start
• 4 doses - Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (DTaP)
• 3 doses - Polio
• 1 dose - Varicella (chickenpox)
• 1 dose - Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR)
• 3 doses - Hepatitis B
• 2 doses - Hepatitis A
• 3 or 4 doses - Hib

Kindergarten plus grades 1-6
• 5 doses - Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (DTaP)
• 4 doses - Polio
• 1 dose - Varicella (chickenpox)
• 2 doses - Measles
• 1 dose - Mumps
• 1 dose - Rubella
• 2 doses - Hepatitis A
• 3 doses - Hepatitis B

Grades 7-10
• 5 doses - Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (DTaP)
• 1 dose - Tdap
• 4 doses - Polio
• 1 dose - Varicella (chickenpox)
• 2 doses - Measles
• 1 dose - Mumps
• 1 dose - Rubella
• 2 doses - Hepatitis A
• 3 doses - Hepatitis B

Grades 11-12
• 5 doses - Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (DTaP)
• 1 dose - Tdap
• 4 doses - Polio
• 1 dose - Varicella (chickenpox)
• 2 doses - Measles
• 1 dose - Mumps
• 1 dose - Rubella
• 3 doses - Hepatitis B

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 4086

Reported Deaths: 151
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah110359
Marion93125
Washington71517
Clackamas30411
Deschutes1210
Linn1159
Umatilla1143
Polk9811
Yamhill697
Lane672
Jackson650
Benton555
Clatsop450
Klamath410
Malheur330
Coos310
Douglas250
Jefferson250
Josephine251
Wasco211
Columbia160
Hood River130
Morrow120
Lincoln100
Crook60
Curry60
Union60
Tillamook60
Wallowa20
Lake20
Sherman10
Harney10
Grant10
Baker10
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 103813

Reported Deaths: 3993
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles498602241
Riverside7341313
San Diego7100260
Orange5744142
San Bernardino4914190
Alameda309794
Santa Clara2701140
San Francisco243740
San Mateo202282
Kern200737
Tulare183580
Fresno165832
Santa Barbara163612
Imperial144326
Contra Costa138437
Sacramento134956
Ventura106232
San Joaquin84235
Kings7043
Stanislaus68328
Sonoma5304
Solano50922
Monterey4699
Marin43614
Merced2807
San Luis Obispo2681
Yolo20723
Santa Cruz2062
Placer1969
Napa1113
Humboldt983
Madera942
San Benito852
El Dorado840
Del Norte440
Sutter422
Nevada411
Butte400
Shasta374
Mono351
Yuba281
Mendocino250
Lake230
Inyo191
Mariposa161
Calaveras150
Glenn140
Amador100
Siskiyou60
Colusa50
Lassen50
Tuolumne40
Plumas40
Tehama41
Alpine20
Trinity10
Sierra10
Unassigned00
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