Providers Want Children To Get Caught Up On Vaccines

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Vaccinations rates in children dropped across Oregon over the past two months as families sheltered in place during the pandemic and kept their children out of clinics.

Health Departments See Reduced Demand For Vaccinations

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While high exemption rates remain a concern, officials believe more families are receiving vaccines in primary care settings rather than at county clinics before school starts


August 21, 2013 – Getting kids ready for school means getting them vaccinated – and county health departments throughout the Portland metro area are hosting walk-in clinics and supporting schools and primary health providers to make certain they have stores of vaccines.

Public Health Advocates Seek Stiffer Immunization Exemption

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Oregon has the highest rate of kindergarteners who are not vaccinated, setting up the state for an epidemic, public health officials claim

February 21, 2013 — By the end of the 20th Century, vaccines had once common illnesses like polio and measles and whooping cough down for the count. But once rare infectious diseases have started returning in the past decade, as more and more parents have stopped having their children vaccinated.

Pharmacists Want to Give Shots to Young Children

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Senate Bill 167 would give the state health director the right to allow pharmacists to immunize children in a disease outbreak, but Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson was concerned about letting pharmacists inject babies

February 12, 2013 -- If a disease outbreak swept over Oregon like this winter’s flu pandemic or the whooping cough epidemic declared in Washington last April, children under 11 could not get shots at pharmacies under current law without a prescription.

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