Oregon Health Policy Board Wants To Stop Personal Belief Vaccination Exemptions

OPB March 3, 2015 The Oregon Health Policy board met Tuesday to try to reduce the state’s vaccination exemption rate, which is the highest in the nation. Over the last decade, Oregon’s vaccine exemption rate for kindergartners has risen to seven percent. In some schools it’s as high as 70 percent. Most of those exemptions are given because …

Coalition of over 2,000 Oregonians forms to stop Senate Bill

Coalition of over 2,000 Oregonians forms to stop Senate Bill

For Immediate Release March 3, 2015 For More Information: Rebecca Tweed (503) 860.6033 PORTLAND, Ore—Last week, a large grassroots effort came together to form a coalition in opposition of Senate Bill 442-3, the controversial legislation regarding Oregon’s vaccination laws introduced in the Senate Committee on Heath Care in February. The non-partisan …

The Great Vaccine Debate is just beginning

The Great Vaccine Debate is just beginning

Statesman Journal February 28, 2015 By Ruben Navarrette Jr. SAN DIEGO — The absurdity of the vaccine debate has come into focus. We’ve become familiar with the concept of “herd immunity” — the assumption that, if enough people are vaccinated against a communicable disease, the few who aren’t stand a good chance of not being …

Oregon considers banning most vaccine exemptions

Oregon considers banning most vaccine exemptions

Washington Post February 28, 2015 Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — Jennifer Margulis has her kids vaccinated and she gets shots herself. But she doesn’t like the idea of government telling parents they must get their children immunized. That’s why she spoke at a recent legislative hearing to oppose an amendment to an Oregon bill that […]

The Truth About Oregon’s Vaccination Rates and Senate Bill 442–3

Guest Columnist Medium February 28, 2015 An October 14, 2014 article from The Oregonian told a familiar story line that is now being used to push through an “emergency” measure in Oregon—Senate Bill 442–3—that would remove both philosophical and religious vaccination exemption rights for parents. If passed, Oregon would join only West Virginia …