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Immunization Policy Advisory Team (IPAT)


The Immunization Policy Advisory Team (IPAT), established in 1999, advises the Oregon Public Health Immunization Program on the development, prioritization and implementation of immunization policy issues. Composed of voting members who are experts in immunization and/or policy fields and non-voting members from the Oregon Health Authority, IPAT strives to facilitate a sound, collaborative decision-making process around immunization issues facing Oregonians

Anyone interested in submitting public comment is invited to do so. All written comment received by noon on Wednesday, Nov. 23 will be shared with IPAT voting members and staff prior to the meeting on December 1. If you prefer to provide your comment during the meeting, please send an email to before noon on Wednesday, Nov. 23. There is 15 minutes on the agenda for public comment, allowing three minutes each for five people. If there are more than five requests for live public comment, five speakers will be chosen via lottery. If you are not chosen, you are encouraged to submit your comment in writing to the same email by Nov. 23.


The Immunization and Policy Advisory Team meets virtually every quarter.

2024 Schedule

Subject to change

Minutes Archive




Member Organizations

IPAT is composed of representatives from the following organizations:

  • Boost Oregon
  • Children's Health Alliance
  • Conference of Local Health Officials
  • Health Insight
  • Health Systems
  • Immunization School/Facility Law Advisory Comm.
  • Immunize Oregon lifespan coalition
  • Integrated Health Programs
  • Local Health Dept. Health Officers
  • Local Health Dept. Immunization Coordinators
  • March of Dimes
  • Naturopathic Providers
  • NW Portland Area Indian Health Board
  • OB/GYN Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Oregon Academy of Family Physicians
  • Oregon Board of Pharmacy
  • Oregon College Health Association
  • Oregon Pediatric Society
  • Oregon Primary Care Association
  • Oregon School Nurses Association
  • Oregon State Pharmacy Association
  • Pediatricians
  • Private Immunization Providers
  • Research and Vaccine Safety
  • Oregon Health Authority
    • Acute & Communicable Disease Program
    • Center for Public Health Practice
    • Health Security Preparedness & Response (HSPR)
    • Immunization Program
    • Innovator Agent
    • Legislation
    • Policy

Everyone has a right to know about and use Oregon Health Authority (OHA) programs and services. OHA provides free help, such as:

  • Sign language and spoken language interpreters
  • Written materials in other languages
  • Braille
  • Large print
  • Audio and other formats
If you need help or have questions, please contact the Oregon Immunization Program at 711 TTY or at least 48 hours before the meeting.