Oregon Health Authority’s school-based COVID testing programs are another tool to support a safe return to school. Students have had the opportunity to sign up for regular screening tests through OHSU. If you are also interested in participating, please see this screening testing program for info and linked forms below. Screening testing provides early detection of COVID-19, even when individuals have no apparent COVID-19-like symptoms.
Parents can opt their students into this program by completing the attached forms (Opt in form + OHSU Authorization form) and returning both forms to the main office.
Vaccination remains the most effective way to keep students and staff safe from COVID-19 and we urge all to be vaccinated or get boosted against the virus. We are proud that here in Multnomah County, our community continues to respond positively to public health recommendations, with over 44 percent of children 5 to 11 having received their first dose to date, 81 percent of students ages 12 to 17, and over 85 percent of adults vaccinated against COVID-19.
If you are still looking for a COVID-19 vaccine, here are a number of ways to locate a vaccine conveniently and free:
Use this easy tool developed by OHSU to find a vaccine or booster shot. If you prefer, you can also schedule an appointment or ask questions by calling the OHSU hotline at 833-647-8222, weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Multnomah County Student Health Centers on five PPS high school campuses, as well those at four non-PPS high schools, are now offering COVID-19 vaccines for students ages 5-11. Each clinic is setting aside specific times for vaccinations. See the hours and how to schedule.
Multnomah County is holding regular vaccine clinics at Lloyd Center on Tuesdays from 2 to 8 p.m. and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The clinics are held on the second floor of the old Sears location. See more information.
Those looking to get vaccinated or receive a booster can use the Oregon Health Authority’s Get Vaccinated Oregon The tool also helps you find sites to receive a COVID-19 test. (Please note that there is currently a nationwide testing shortage, making at-home tests difficult to obtain at this moment.)
How to upload your student's vaccination information:
The option for parents to upload their student’s Covid 19 Vaccination Card in ParentVUE is available in the Yearly Verification screen. Directions can be found HERE. Alternatively, a copy of the vaccination card may be turned in to the school nurse.
How to register your student's COVID-19 vaccine status into ParentVUE?
As more of your students get vaccinated against COVID-19, we want to ask you to share that information with us to help us make more efficient decisions on positive cases and quarantining, and to make informed plans for the future.
If your child has received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and is considered fully vaccinated, please enter that information into ParentVUE, our student data platform for families.
In September, we conducted a survey asking if your student had received a COVID-19 vaccine. Since then, vaccines for children ages 5 to 11 have been approved. We would like to gather more comprehensive data on how many of our students are vaccinated. The information will help us make informed decisions about how we conduct the rest of the school year and beyond.
Having the vaccination status of individual students will also help us more quickly identify students who need to be quarantined after close contact with an infected individual. Students who are fully vaccinated do not need to quarantine after a close contact as long as they remain symptom free.
Please note that if your child received a vaccine at a district-sponsored event on a PPS campus, that information is not automatically conveyed to ParentVUE. If your student was vaccinated at one of those events, please take a few moments to update your child’s status.
To update your children’s COVID-19 vaccine status, you will need their vaccine card. You can upload an image of the card into ParentVUE by following these simple instructions. You can also take, or have your student take, a copy of the vaccine card to your school office.