Immunizations up to date? Exclusion Day is February 20 in Oregon

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EUGENE, Ore. -- A reminder for parents that Exclusion Day at Oregon schools is right around the corner.

You have until February 20 to make sure your child is up to date on their immunizations or they can't go to school.

The Oregon Health Authority says it's not worried about the state with 96 percent of students fully immunized; it's worried about individual schools where immunizations rates are below 80 percent.

“If a school has a low immunization rate for measles and a case of disease came in, it could spread to many of the children there,” said OHA School Immunizations Coordinator Stacy De Assis Matthews.

To protect your child from the measles, they must get two shots.

Health officials say that to stay in school, they'll need at least the first shot by February 20.

They will then ask for proof of a second shot.

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