The Oregon Immunization Program would like parents to know that children with missing immunizations will not be able to attend school as of Wednesday, February 19, 2014. Parents of adolescents grades 7 – 12, must have the TDAP (tetanus shot). The Hepatitis A vaccine is required for students kindergarten through fifth grades.
If your child needs these immunizations, the local public health department, on 4th Street in Hermiston, will be open on Saturday, February 15, from 10 am until 2 pm. You may also contact your health care provider. If you have any questions, please contact the health department at 541-567-3113, Oregon SafeNet at 1-800-723-3638, or visit the web site at www.healthoregon.org/imm.
If your child does not have the required immunizations by February 19, you will be contacted to take your child home until you complete the required immunizations.
Friday, February 7th, is GIVE KIDS A SMILE® DAY. Dentists from La Grande and surrounding counties in Eastern Oregon as well as ODS College of Dental Sciences will provide FREE dental services to qualifying children. This event is part of the American Dental Association’s Give Kids A Smile Program.
GIVE KIDS A SMILE® DAY is held annually to:
provide free dental services to local, uninsured and under-insured children aged 17 years and under
raise awareness of the epidemic of untreated dental disease occurring here and across the country and
raise awareness of the need to build local public and private partnerships to increase access to oral health care to solve this crisis.
If you are interested in finding out more information or to schedule your child for an appointment, contact ODS School of Dental Hygiene at 541-663-2721. Together, we can give kids a smile!