Proposal would eliminate personal vaccine exemption for Oregon school kids

February 12, 2019 | The Oregonian

Thousands of Oregon children would have to get vaccinated or stay out of school under a bill being prepared by Rep. Mitch Greenlick, D-Portland.

The proposal comes amid a measles outbreak that has infected 52 children in Clark County and has spread to Oregon, where four people have been infected.

Greenlick’s bill, which is still being finalized, would eliminate non-medical exemptions for unvaccinated school children. The goal, Greenlick said, is to protect those children who can’t get vaccinated for medical reasons.

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