Oregon Vaccine Exemption Ban Considered

By SHEILA V KUMAR Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Parents who want to maintain the right to refuse vaccinations for their children are mounting a strong fight against an Oregon bill that takes aim at the state’s highest-in-the-nation rate of non-medical vaccine exemptions. The measure would eliminate personal, religious and philosophical exemptions to vaccine … Continue reading »

Vaccination Bill Moves Forward

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Senate approved a bill requiring parents to learn more about vaccinations before refusing them for their children. It passed 16 to 13 Thursday and now heads to the house for a vote. Reports show Oregon has the highest rate of parents refusing immunizations for their kindergartners. Health officials say this … Continue reading »

Simpler Vaccine Schedule For Parents

A new and simpler vaccine schedule has now been approved to help both parents and doctors know when the right time is to vaccinate their children, but also for pregnant women as well. It was published Wednesday by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the C.D.C. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and the American Academy … Continue reading »