New law prompts walk-in MMR clinics at Providence

July 8, 2019 Providence News Team

Providence Medical Group is offering walk-in night and weekend vaccination clinics with flexible hours for children ages 1–18.


A new law passed recently by the Washington State Legislature removes the personal and philosophical exemption to the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine your child is required to have before attending school or child care. The new law does not change medical or religious exemptions, which are still valid with proper documentation.

The new requirements take effect July 28, 2019. Your child will not be allowed in school or child care unless you have proof that he or she has completed the required number of MMR vaccine doses. Find out if your child’s immunizations are up-to-date here.

The team at Providence understands that back-to-school time is approaching rapidly and your extensive to-do list doesn’t have room to add much else. To help lighten your load, we’re holding walk-in MMR vaccination clinics on several Wednesday evenings and Saturdays for pediatric patients throughout the Providence Medical Group. Although you can obtain the vaccine from your doctor at an office visit, these clinics may be a more convenient option for your schedule.


Lacey Family Medicine

4800 College St., SE Lacey


Maps and directions

Lacey Upcoming Classes and events

Saturday, July 20: 8 a.m. to noon

Wednesday, July 24: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday, August 24: 8 a.m. to noon

Wednesday, August 28: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Rochester Family Medicine

18313 Paulson St. SW, Suite A, Rochester


Maps and directions

Rochester Upcoming classes and events

Saturday, July 13: 8 a.m. to noon

Wednesday, July 17: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday, August 17: 8 a.m. to noon

Wednesday, August 21: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Visit a Providence Medical Group clinic to ensure your child meets all the requirements under the new law. No appointments are needed. Walk-ins are welcome.

Find a doctor

If your child needs a vaccination but you do not want to visit one of the clinics, your child’s doctor can handle all your immunization needs. Find a doctor you can trust in our provider directory. Or use one of the regional directories below:






Related resources

Law Change Quick Facts from the Washington State Department of Health

MMR Vaccine Exemption Law Change FAQs from the Washington State Department of Health

Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Vaccination: What Everyone Should Know from the CDC

Coming together to end the measles outbreak

Should I vaccinate my child?


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