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 […]

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 …