The vaccination bill that has roiled the Oregon Legislature, spurred large protests and emotionally charged testimony will get a full vote in the state House of Representatives next week.
A day after hundreds of opponents of mandatory vaccinations rallied outside the Capitol, lawmakers advanced a bill that would eliminate non-medical vaccine exemptions for school-aged children.
Several hundred opponents of a proposal to eliminate non-medical vaccine exemptions for school-aged children rallied outside the Capitol on Tuesday hoping to pressure lawmakers debating House Bill 3063.
A hearing has been set this week for the controversial bill eliminating non-medical vaccine exemptions for school-aged children.
Measles has been confirmed in a Marion County resident, county health officials announced Tuesday.
The patient is from Salem and is unvaccinated for measles, said Katrina Rothenberger, the county's public health director.
Clark County Public Health identified one new confirmed case of measles Tuesday.
The outbreak was appearing to slow as it had held at 70 confirmed cases for more than a week.
A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s revealed a 2017 case of tetanus in an unvaccinated child in Oregon.
It was the first pediatric case of tetanus in the state in more than 30 years.
People flooded the Capitol building on Thursday over a plan to give Oregon among the tightest restrictions nationwide on exemptions to vaccines.
A trio of bipartisan legislators in Oregon are backing a bill that would eliminate the state’s non-medical exemption for vaccines.