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
Don’t forget to also email your own Senator and Representative! Find out who represents you here.