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Process for requesting an alternative deadline for school and childcare immunization review and exclusion 333-050-0060, 333-050-0070, 333-050-0080, 333-050-0110, 333-050-0200Due to the recent case surge caused by the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus, local public health authorities (LPHAs) have indicated they may be unable to meet the current deadlines in rule related to reviewing school and children’s facilities immunization records for compliance with immunization requirements and issuing exclusion letters for noncompliance. These temporary rules would allow LPHAs with good cause for needing additional time, flexibility for review of records and issuance of exclusion letters.
The Oregon Health Authority (Authority), Public Health Division temporarily adopted OAR 333-047-2000, relating to requirements for COVID-19 vaccine administration sites. This temporary rule is effective July 9, 2021 through November 22, 2021 and replaces OAR 333-047-2000 filed and effective May 27, 2021 (Temporary Administrative Order PH 21-2021)
Recently, Oregon passed legislation allowing dentists to vaccinate their patients. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is aware of several large dental practices gearing up to provide this service, and anticipates a slow but steady increase in participating providers over the coming years. The
Oregon Administrative Rules for dentists and vaccine are now available.
Oregon laws are defined in the Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS). Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) determine how those laws are implemented.
Temporary rules for COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements
OAR 333-046-0010 to 0130 (VFC Program)
These rules cover:
OAR 333-047-0010 to 0050 (State-supplied Vaccine Accountability)
OAR 333-049-0010 to 0130 (Immunization Registry)
ORS 433.235 to 433.284 (Disease Control in Schools)
OAR 333-050-0010 to 0140 (School Immunization Rules)
These rules cover:
OAR 333-019-1030 COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Teachers and School Staff (English)
ORS 109.640 (Rights of Minors)
ORS 689.005 to 689.995 (Pharmacists; Drug Outlets; Drug Sales)
OAR 855-019-0100 to 0320 (Licensing of Pharmacists)
ORS 433.407 to 416 (Procedure Where Workers Exposed to Infectious Disease)
Vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for healthcare workers include:
OAR 333-019-1010 COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Healthcare Providers and Healthcare Staff in Healthcare Settings (English)
OAR 333-018-0000 to 333-018-0145 (Disease Reporting)
ORS 433.040 (Vaccine Education and Prioritization)
OAR 333-048-0010 to 0030 (Vaccine Education and Prioritization Plan)
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