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 […]

Oregon Health Policy Board Wants To Stop Personal Belief Vaccination Exemptions

OPB March 3, 2015 The Oregon Health Policy board met Tuesday to try to reduce the state’s vaccination exemption rate, which is the highest in the nation. Over the last decade, Oregon’s vaccine exemption rate for kindergartners has risen to seven percent. In some schools it’s as high as 70 percent. Most of those exemptions are given because …