vaccination

Health And Medicine
5:57 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Oregon Leads In Un-Vaccinated Kids

A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows 7.1 percent of kindergartners in Oregon were exempted from vaccinations during last school year.
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 According to the report, in Idaho, 6.4 percent of kindergartners were exempt, while in Washington it was 4.7 percent.A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows 7.1 percent of kindergartners in Oregon were exempted from vaccinations during last school year. Most of the exemptions were for religious or philosophic reasons.

That’s a far cry from just a few years ago when Washington has the highest rate of unvaccinated kindergartners in the county.

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Northwest Vaccinations
5:56 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Public Health Officials Say Measles Case Highlights Vaccination Need

Public health officials say recent measles cases in the Northwest highlight the need to be vaccinated against the infection.
Credit ILRI/Flickr

Public health officials say recent measles cases in the Northwest highlight the need to be vaccinated against the infection. While the highly-contagious illness remains rare, the Centers for Disease Control is reporting an uptick nationally in the number of cases this year.

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Vaccinations
5:50 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Expert Says CDC Study Showing Washington 7th Highest Vaccine Opt-Out Rate Doesn’t Tell Entire Story

During the 2008 to 2009 school year, The Centers for Disease Control said Washington state kindergartners were the least vaccinated in the United States.

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Vaccination Bill
4:19 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Oregon Lawmakers Advance Tougher Vaccine Opt-Out Regulations

CDC

Originally published on Thu June 6, 2013 3:38 pm

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.

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.

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Child Vaccinations
6:29 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Bill Would Make Exempting Children From Vaccinations More Difficult

SALEM, Ore. – A bill in Salem would make it harder for Oregon parents to opt out of immunizing their children. Virginia Alvino reports.

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Pertussis Vaccine Recommended
5:05 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

CDC Recommends Pertussis Vaccine For Expectant Moms

Public health experts are now recommending that pregnant women get the vaccine for whooping cough during pregnancy.
CDC

Public health experts are now recommending that pregnant women get the vaccine for whooping cough during pregnancy. The recommendation is in response to the growing outbreak of the disease in the U.S.

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Whooping Cough Concerns
4:06 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Back To School Heightens Whooping Cough Concerns

Whooping cough vaccinations are available at many supermarket and drugstore pharmacies, including this one in Salem.
Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

Most public school students in the Northwest head back to class next week. And that has public health officials on alert. They're afraid that classrooms could be fertile ground for the spread of whooping cough, an infectious disease that's already being called an epidemic in some states.

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Rock Doc
6:06 am
Fri February 3, 2012

Rock Doc: Take Your Best Shot

Dr. E. Kirsten Peters
Washington State University

With a good six weeks of winter left, flu vaccines are still in demand. While many see the benefits of vaccines, others are less sure. Dr. E. Kirsten Peters, the Rock Doc, weighs in on the efficacy and safety of a prominent feature of life in the 21st century.

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