Vaccine bills prove controversial amid measles outbreak

Vaccine bills prove controversial amid measles outbreak

By Aubrey WieberSalem Reporter, February 25, 2019 Last week, testimony on a vaccine bill got support from testifiers as being informative, but rebuke from doctors saying it would mislead the public and scare them of vaccinations. On Friday, a bill that would eliminate nonmedical exemptions to vaccines for public school children was introduced. Introducing …

A Glimpse Into The Mindset of The True Believers!

A Glimpse Into The Mindset of The True Believers!

I had the opportunity last month, along with four other members of OFMF, to attend a Roundtable for Stakeholders “to discuss issues relating to achieving higher HPV vaccination rates in Oregon.”  I even received an email stating “We are excited that you will be joining us on October 20th to launch a plan to improve […]

Oregon’s vaccine exemption rate drops 17 percent

Oregon Health Authority May 01, 2015 Decrease attributed to more stringent requirements for seeking nonmedical exceptions ​Fewer Oregon parents or guardians sought nonmedical exemptions to the state’s school immunization requirements over the last year, according to new data published by the Oregon Public Health Division. The division’s Oregon …

Senator Steiner Hayward’s SB 673: Drilling for Mandatory Gardasil Shots for 11 year old Kids?

Senator Steiner Hayward’s SB 673: Drilling for Mandatory Gardasil Shots for 11 year old Kids?

By Guest Author April 6, 2015 We were as confused as you probably are right now.   What does a 2015 Senate Bill introduced by Oregon State Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward — SB 673 — proposing to allow dentists to dispense and administer vaccines have to do with mandatory HPV vaccinations (Gardasil) for adolescent girls and boys? Senator …