Immunizations http://nwpr.org en Oregon Votes To Make Immunization Opt-Out Tougher http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-votes-make-immunization-opt-out-tougher <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/06/061913CL_immunizations_web.mp3" class="asset-audio">Oregon parents could soon find it harder to skip having their children immunized.</a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;&#160;</span>Oregon parents could soon find it harder to skip having their children immunized.<p>The Oregon House Wednesday sent a measure to the governor that would add steps to the way parents can opt out of the requirement. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 00:22:43 +0000 Chris Lehman 29653 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Votes To Make Immunization Opt-Out Tougher Oregon Lawmakers Advance Tougher Vaccine Opt-Out Regulations http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-lawmakers-advance-tougher-vaccine-opt-out-regulations <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/06/060613CL_immunizations_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Oregon lawmakers want to make parents think twice before deciding not to have their kids immunized. The Oregon Senate Thursday approved a measure that would add steps to the way parents can opt out of the requirement.<p>The Oregon Health Authority says more than six percent of children enter kindergarten without the required number of vaccinations. It has been the highest highest rate in the nation, and it's been climbing.<p>And that has public health officials concerned. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 23:19:08 +0000 Chris Lehman 28873 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Lawmakers Advance Tougher Vaccine Opt-Out Regulations Bill Would Make Exempting Children From Vaccinations More Difficult http://nwpr.org/post/bill-would-make-exempting-children-vaccinations-more-difficult <p>SALEM, Ore. – A bill in Salem would make it harder for Oregon parents to opt out of immunizing their children. Virginia Alvino reports.</p><p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:29:56 +0000 Virginia Alvino 23028 at http://nwpr.org CDC Says U.S. On Track For Record Rates of Whooping Cough http://nwpr.org/post/cdc-says-us-track-record-rates-whooping-cough <p>The number of whooping cough cases in Washington State has passed 3,000. Washington&rsquo;s infection rate was rising so rapidly that health officials called on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for help. That was in May. Yesterday, the CDC issued a report on its findings. Scientists noticed an unusual pattern. Fri, 20 Jul 2012 00:35:47 +0000 Ruby de Luna 11923 at http://nwpr.org CDC Says U.S. On Track For Record Rates of Whooping Cough