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Immunization Information for Dentists

In 2019, Governor Kate Brown signed legislation allowing Oregon licensed dentists to administer vaccines after completing Board-approved required training and following relevant rules to administer vaccinations safely. The Oregon Administrative Rule for dental administration of vaccine, OAR 410-123-1262, also includes vaccination reporting requirements:

Vaccine Storage and Handling and Administration

Vaccine for Children Program (VFC)

A dental practice interested in vaccinating may also wish to participate in the Vaccines for Children program (VFC), which supplies federally purchased vaccines to participating health care providers at no cost, for immunizing eligible children through age 18. If your clinic wishes to enroll in VFC contact the Oregon Immunization Program Helpdesk at 1-800-980-9431 or to begin the enrollment process.

Vaccine Access Program (VAP)

For dental practices interested in providing no-cost vaccines intended for uninsured adults and VFC-eligible children as well as low-cost vaccines for privately insured children and adults, it is possible to become a Vaccine Access Provider and receive vaccines from the Oregon Immunization Program. Your clinic is only billed for those patients who are privately insured. If your clinic wishes to enroll in VAP, contact the Oregon Immunization Program Helpdesk at 1-800-980-9431 or to begin the enrollment process.

Purchasing Vaccine

Vaccine can be ordered directly from various vaccine manufacturers, or through pharmaceutical distribution companies. Some manufacturers may refer you to a distributor.

ManufacturersWebsitePhone Number
Merck Vaccineswww.merckvaccines.com1-877-VAX-MERCK
Pfizer Vaccineswww.pfizerpro.com1‑800‑505‑4426
Grifols (for TdVax)www.grifolstdvaccine.com1-888-GRIFOLS
Dynavax (for Heplisav-B) 1-844-375-4728
Pharmaceutical DistributorWebsitePhone Number
FFF Enterpriseswww.fffenterprises.com1-800-843-7477
Cardinal Healthwww.cardinalhealth.com1-800-926-3161