Nonmedical vaccination exemptions will be targeted in Senate health committee hearing

OregonLive February 16, 2015 The state Senate Health Care Committee will hold a public hearing this week on proposed legislation that would remove parents’ ability to exempt their children from vaccinations for nonmedical reasons. Senate Bill 442, as currently written, directs the Oregon Health Authority to give parents deadlines for submitting …

Oregon’s vaccination exemption rate doesn’t tell the whole story

By Amy Wang OregonLive February 7, 2015 Although Oregon has the nation’s highest rate of childhood vaccination exemptions, a solid majority of the state’s children attend schools and child care facilities with immunization rates high enough to protect everyone, according to an Oregonian/OregonLive analysis. Nearly 80 percent of the public …