The Great Vaccine Debate is just beginning

The Great Vaccine Debate is just beginning

Statesman Journal February 28, 2015 By Ruben Navarrette Jr. SAN DIEGO — The absurdity of the vaccine debate has come into focus. We’ve become familiar with the concept of “herd immunity” — the assumption that, if enough people are vaccinated against a communicable disease, the few who aren’t stand a good chance of not being …

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 …