Senate Votes to Give Public More Information About Low Vaccination Rates

Sen. Steiner Hayward argued that the information was essential to provide parents of kids who can’t be vaccinated to avoid putting them at risk of preventable diseases that could be carried by other kids simply because they’re not vaccinated. Each school will be required to conspicuously share data about vaccination rates, exposing those schools without herd immunity to greater public scrutiny.

The Senate Democrats and one Republican voted Tuesday to require all Oregon schools to share information about the school’s vaccination rate for preventable contagious diseases like polio and measles, providing parents with essential information to protect vulnerable children who cannot be vaccin


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