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. …

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 …