Oregon College Health Immunization Requirements
According to Oregon law, every student entering SOU who was born on or after January 1, 1957 and is taking at least 9 undergraduate or graduate credits must show proof of immunity to Rubeola (hard measles).
You may comply with this Oregon law in one of the following ways:
- Having had two vaccinations against measles (or MMR). The first vaccine needs to be on or after your first birthday and the second measles vaccine must be at least one month after your first measles vaccine.
- Having had a second measles (or MMR) vaccination on or after December 1989, if you were born prior to December 1984 and you do not know the date of your first vaccine.
- Have written documentation showing immunity with a positive blood titer.
- Have written documented history of the disease (Rubeola) signed by a health care provider.
For tips on how to locate your vaccination records, view this CDC guide and/or explore this CDC state-by-state guide. If you need your medical or mental health records released, fill out this Authorization to Disclose Medical/Mental Health Records.
Vaccination Requirement Exemptions
You may be exempted from this requirement for certain reasons. These include:
- You are enrolled in only online courses.
- Your birth date is before Jan 1, 1957.
- You have a medical reason for not receiving the immunization and have a medical provider’s note stating this reason (e.g. anaphylactic reaction, pregnancy).
- You have a Non-Medical reason for refusing the vaccine, and you have a signed Vaccine Education Certificate from the Oregon Department of Health from either a medical provider or from completing the online educational module through the Oregon Department of Health at www.healthoregon.org/vaccineexemption. This signed certificate must be faxed, mailed or brought to the Student Health and Wellness Center in order to be cleared for registration.