Oregon vaccine bill nears key legislative decision

Oregon vaccine bill nears key legislative decision

Statesman Journal April 21, 2015 Associated Press A proposal designed to enhance parents’ knowledge of vaccination rates in their children’s schools goes before a key legislative committee Tuesday. The bill would require schools to publish the rate of exemptions from various required vaccines. The bill’s sponsor, Democratic Sen. Elizabeth …

Oregon vaccine rate improves for first time in 15 years

Oregon vaccine rate improves for first time in 15 years

Statesman Journal By Saeroom Yoo April 17, 2015 Preliminary data show the rate of children who had been opted out of required school shots for nonmedical reasons has declined slightly, indicating that the recent education requirements passed in 2013 might be working. It’s the first time that nonmedical exemption rates have declined in 15 years. …

Hearing revives vaccine debate in Oregon Legislature

Hearing revives vaccine debate in Oregon Legislature

Statesman Journal 04/10/2015 By Saerom Yoo After a controversial bill designed to take away parents’ option to claim nonmedical exemptions from school shots fizzled, its sponsor has come back with a bill that tries to find a middle ground between Oregon’s relatively lax school immunization law and the stricter boundaries that were originally …

Oregon senator to propose new school vaccine policy

Oregon senator to propose new school vaccine policy

StatesmanJournal.com March 11, 2015 By Saerom Yoo Oregon legislators are backing off a proposal that would have made it tougher for school children to opt out of vaccinations. Instead, Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward said Wednesday she will propose a different policy that would encourage more school children to get vaccinated but continue to allow nonmedical …