Welcome to Ashland Child — Your Resource on Vaccines and Immunizations

This site is for parents in Ashland, Oregon and beyond.  Making the decision of whether or not to immunize is a huge responsibility and we believe it’s most important you make an informed choice. Whatever your current views are on vaccines, this site is designed to serve as a resource for you.

Graph showing 2017 Immunization Coverage for each school Ashland Oregon

Where to Get Vaccinated in Jackson County:

Jackson County Health & Human Services


COVID Vaccine for Children 5 Years and Older

November 2021

A Covid vaccine is now available for children ages 5 years and older. For some parents, and even some kids, this is the best gift they could imagine for the holidays, but other parents may be feeling a little less sure.  That’s understandable.  Finding up to date information on a topic that changes by the week adds to the challenge. Here are two websites that we recommend for parents and that you can share with friends and family as well.

  1. The American Academy of Pediatrics has a frequently updated page for Covid vaccines.  You can expect solid science from this group. There are several short cartoon videos for you and your children about the vaccines and how they were developed.
  2. CHOP (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia) has information about the vaccine and a section on relative risk and benefits and rare, but possible, side effects of the vaccine.

These are hard times. We want to be done with Covid-19.  We know kids need to be in school and the way we do that is through vaccination.  There are no 100%, perfectly safe choices in this world. There is, however, the choice to take a small risk over a big risk. Vaccination is the better and safer choice. Let’s have a healthy and safe holiday season this year.

  • Many people in our community support immunizations. We thank you for taking the time to read about the importance of vaccines. We have worked hard to create a thorough and comprehensive website where you will find a lot of thorough, scientifically-based information.

  • "Around the same time I was researching vaccinations, the actress Jenny McCarthy was widely promoting her book about her son, her choice not to vaccinate, and autism. I was convinced not to vaccinate my daughters anymore..." Amy's Story Parent Stories

  • “When my daughter was about 1 year old, there was a lot of discussion in the media about the safety and potential side effects of vaccines. I became concerned and decided to learn more about the pros and cons of vaccines...” Shona's Story Parent Stories

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