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.

Ashland Oregon Immunization Statistics

Graph showing 2017 Immunization Coverage for each school Ashland Oregon

Ashland, Oregon has the highest rate of immunization exemptions in the state. To protect our children against a measles outbreak, 93–95% coverage is needed. Ashland falls below that coverage. View Ashland Statistics

Measles Outbreak in Oregon & Washington

February, 2019 – Measles is in the news again with the recent outbreak in Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon.

The primary public health concern is the contagiousness of measles.

Measles is an illness caused by a virus. It is spread through the air by coughing and sneezing and is highly contagious. This little virus travels and it travels fast.

Because the virus can stay airborne for about 2 hours it can infect a lot of people in a fairly short period of time.

Those with the highest risk of serious illness from measles are pregnant women, infants under 12 months of age, and people with weakened immune systems.

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  • 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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