Childhood vaccination is often a hotly debated topic in Portland. For many families it also may be a factor in their school search. For parents of immune-compromised children, finding a school with a high vaccination rate may be essential to their child’s health. For other parents, this may just be one more factor to consider, both as a potential health consideration and also as a proxy for whether their family’s beliefs will fit with those of the rest of the parent community.
Fortunately, the Oregon Health Authority has made this data publicly available on a school-by-school basis. This site has both overall vaccination and nonmedical exemption rates, as well as rates for individual vaccines. It also includes not only K-12 schools but also preschools and childcare centers. It can be one more great tool for parents looking to find the right fit for their child and their family.