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 …

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 …

Bills Banning Most Vaccine Exemptions Fail in Northwest

Bills Banning Most Vaccine Exemptions Fail in Northwest

ABCNews.com SALEM, Ore. – Mar 11, 2015 By SHEILA V KUMAR and RACHEL LA CORTE Associated Press Legislative efforts to increase pressure on parents to get their kids vaccinated failed in Oregon and Washington state Wednesday amid stiff opposition as a handful of other statehouses consider similar bills prompted by a measles outbreak at Disneyland. …

Mandatory child vaccination bill losing support in Salem

KGW.com By Nina Mehlhaf nina SALEM, Ore. — Centuries-old diseases like measles have been making a comeback lately after an outbreak started at Disneyland, and spread to several cases in Oregon and Washington. But a bill in Salem that would make vaccines mandatory for kids for those types of illnesses, is losing support fast. Three […]