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 …

Oregon vaccine rate improves for first time in 15 years

Oregon vaccine rate improves for first time in 15 years

Statesman Journal By Saeroom Yoo April 17, 2015 Preliminary data show the rate of children who had been opted out of required school shots for nonmedical reasons has declined slightly, indicating that the recent education requirements passed in 2013 might be working. It’s the first time that nonmedical exemption rates have declined in 15 years. …

RFK Jr. lobbies over Oregon vaccine bill

RFK Jr. lobbies over Oregon vaccine bill

Robert F. Kennedy will also screen a documentary called Trace Amounts By Tim Becker and KOIN 6 News Staff March 5, 2015 SALEM, Ore. (KOIN 6) — As Oregon legislators debate whether to eliminate non-medical exemptions for vaccinations, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.  met with lawmakers at the Capitol. He is urging lawmakers to vote against […]

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to Oregon lawmakers: Reject vaccine bill

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to Oregon lawmakers: Reject vaccine bill

Statesman Journal Saerom Yoo March 5, 2015 Robert F. Kennedy Jr. made it clear from the beginning. He’s pro-vaccine. All of his six children have been vaccinated, and so has he, he says. Yet the longtime environmental activist Thursday stood before a small crowd of Oregon lawmakers, staffers and opponents of a bill that would […]

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 …