PRESS RELEASE: Multnomah County, Multnomah Education Service District and the Blazers Boys & Girls Club co-host a catch-up vaccination clinic on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

February 9, 2024

Multnomah County, Ore. (Feb. 9, 2024) Multnomah County will host the first of four special vaccination clinics Saturday, Feb. 10, to help families catch up on childhood vaccines. The immunization clinic will take place at the Blazers Boys & Girls Club (5250 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland), from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The County is working with the Multnomah Education Service District and the Blazers Boys & Girls Club to offer this free service. 

The County’s immunization clinics are available for youth ages 5 to 19. The clinics are free for families, including families whose insurance does not cover immunization; no ID or insurance is needed. Families should call 503-988-8939 to make an appointment, but walk-in visits will be accommodated. Supplies are limited and appointments are strongly encouraged. Visits usually take at least an hour to complete. Language interpreters are available. 

Children who do not provide proper immunization documentation when they go to school or childcare on Wednesday, Feb. 21, will be turned away. A final immunization clinic will be offered that morning from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at CareOregon Boys & Girls Club Rockwood (454 S.E. 165th Ave., Portland). This clinic will be walk-in only. Vaccines are required by law for all children in schools, preschools and childcare facilities.

Parents would have been sent a letter if their child’s vaccination records are incomplete. School exclusion warnings were sent to about 5,600 families on Feb. 7, 2024. About 108,000 children and students in Multnomah County must meet school immunization requirements each year. 

Immunizations are among the most effective and cost-efficient ways to prevent vaccine-preventable disease and protect the public. The following immunizations will be offered: influenza, diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTaP and Tdap), Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), hepatitis A and B, human papillomavirus (HPV), measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), meningococcal, polio, pneumococcal and varicella (chickenpox).

Upcoming immunization clinic details

Saturday, Feb. 10, co-hosted with Blazers Boys & Girls Club

  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Blazers Boys & Girls Club 

5250 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland


Wednesday, Feb. 14, co-hosted with Portland Public Schools:

  • 3:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

McDaniel High School

2735 N.E. 82nd Ave., Portland 


Saturday, Feb. 17, co-hosted with David Douglas School District:

  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

David Douglas High School South Building

1500 S.E. 130th Ave., Portland

Wednesday, Feb. 21, co-hosted with CareOregon (walk-in only):

  • 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

CareOregon Boys & Girls Club Rockwood

454 S.E. 165th Ave., Portland

Multnomah County’s year-round immunization clinics

Families can get their child’s shots at their regular health care provider. If a child doesn’t have a regular health care provider or if they can’t get an appointment, families can get them vaccinated at one of the County’s free clinics.

Student Health Centers:

  • All children ages 5 to 19 can get free vaccines at any location.
  • Located at local high schools, but a student doesn’t need to attend school there to get care.
  • We accept all types of insurance and serve the uninsured.

Community Immunization Clinic:

  • Free; no ID or insurance needed. 
  • By appointment only; call 503-988-4724.
  • Language interpreters available.

Primary Care Clinics:

  • Low or no-cost vaccinations for children, including uninsured.
  • Call 503-988-5558 to make a new patient appointment.