Welcome to JoCo Child — Your Resource for Vaccines and Immunizations

Making the decision of whether or not to immunize is a huge responsibility, and we believe it’s most important for you to make an informed choice. Whatever your current views are on vaccines, this site is designed to serve as a resource for you.

This site is for parents in Josephine County, Oregon — Grants Pass, Cave Junction and the surrounding communities of Hugo, Kerby, Merlin, New Hope, O’Brien, Redwood, Selma, Sunny Valley, Takilma, Williams, and Wolf Creek.

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Parent Stories

JoCo Child asked local community members to share their views about vaccines. Here are their powerful stories, which include:

Parents who heard a lot of negative opinions about vaccines, and what they did to research and come to a decision regarding their baby boy.

A mom who was exposed to the rubella virus during pregnancy — and whose baby was born with a number of incurable health issues.

A Takilma woman who distrusted the medical establishment and was treated rudely when she talked to doctors, until she met someone who took a kinder approach and the time to really discuss the issues.

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  • Many people in our community support immunizations. We thank you for taking the time to read about the importance of vaccines. We have worked hard to create a thorough and comprehensive website where you will find a lot of thorough, scientifically-based information.

  • "According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, as a result of the rubella epidemic of 1964-1965, 20,000 infants were born with congenital rubella syndrome.  My baby was one of those infants." READ MORE Parent Stories

  • "We heard a lot of negative accusations about vaccination from people we know, so we did a lot of research of our own to determine what we thought was the safest thing to do for our baby boy." READ MORE Parent Stories

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