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Talking point ideas:

▶️ Financial impact on schools/daycare/preschool and those who run the business

▶️ Is there enough space for online spots? It was mentioned at the hearing there is 3% per district.

▶️ Medical exemptions are not “easy”, this was questioned at the work session. Watch the video of Dr. Paul Cieslak explain the medical exemption process in Oregon.

▶️ Mandating Vaccination for ALL students in Oregon for school attendance will impact 31,521 students that have filed a non-medical exemption

▶️ Exempt in Oregon means the student didn’t receive ALL 31 of 31 required vaccines for school attendance.

▶️ Oregon has extremely high MMR rates across all counties.

▶️ OHA data on high vaccination rates across Oregon. 7.5% of kindergarteners file an exemption form, meaning they could simply be exempt from ONE vaccine and not ALL vaccines.

▶️ Only 2.6% of students in K-12 are 100% UNVACCINATED so that means of the people who filed an exemption, 66% of them partially vaccinated their kids! (Because only 2.6% of the 7.5% of exemptions did no vaccines, that means 4.9% did vaccinate, 4.9/7.5=65%)

▶️ Exemption rates go up naturally over time as a new vaccine is added to the schedule, parents are opting out until they are ready.

Members of the Joint Ways & Means Committee (all emails here)

Co-Chair Senator Betsy Johnson

Co-Chair  Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward

Co-Chair  Representative Dan Rayfield

Co-Vice Chair  Senator Jackie Winters

Co-Vice Chair Representative David Gomberg

Co-Vice Chair Representative Greg Smith

Member Senator Lee Beyer

Member Senator Lew Frederick

Member Senator Fred Girod

Member Senator Bill Hansell

Member Senator Dallas Heard

Member Senator James Manning Jr.

Member Senator Arnie Roblan

Member Senator Chuck Thomsen

Member Senator Rob Wagner

Member Representative Paul Holvey

Member Representative Susan McLain

Member Representative Mike McLane

Member Representative Rob Nosse 

Member Representative Carla Piluso

Member Representative Duane Stark

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Download all contact information for the Ways & Means Committee here.