From the beginning of the year to date, health authorities have documented 53 measles cases in Clark County and four separate cases related to the Multnomah outbreak County. ] Oregon has the highest rate of children being legally exempt from school's school vaccination requirements. Rep. State Mitch Greenlick, D-Portland, who is KARU dangerous.
He works on a bill that removes non-medical exemptions from all vaccine requirements. And he predicts it will be successful.
Greenlick said protecting people, including infants who usually did not get measles vaccine up to 1 year old.
"I have people to go to my office and say, & # 39; I have 3-month-old baby What do I do? I'm afraid to take the baby because I'm exposed and they're not protected, & # 39; Greenlick explained.
About both MMRV (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) and MMRV (Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) it is safer than getting measles. "[19459013What CDC in Oregon, 7.5 percent of kindergartners had a non-medical exemption from the school vaccine requirement . That's the highest rate of its kind in the country and nearly twice the rate in Washington (3.9 percent) The median percentage for non-medical exemptions nationwide is 2 percent.
"This is not a trivia" says Greenlick.
He wants to remove personal, religious and pills osophobic exemptions permitted under Oregon law and leave only medical exemption.
The Portland Democrat spent three decades as a vice president of research in the Kaiser Permanente. He also headed the public health department and preventive medicine of Oregon Health and Science University for 10 years.
Theresa Wrangham, executive director of the National Vaccine Information Center, supports Greenlick's proposal.
"You are talking about a minority of parents who make their human rights willing to make decisions that bring medical risks. Vaccination is a decision that poses a risk," Wrangham said to a reporter of KATU. "This is my dispute that it is a human right because it carries the risk of injury and death. You need to allow people to make that choice."
"Do you want to study a home with your children and want to keep them out of the reach of other children? Go for it," Greenlick says. "I do not affect their right to this bill. It affects the right for them to risk other children in schools if they are not protected."
In 2011, a committee was formed told the Institute of Medicine, "The assessment of more than 1,000 research articles has determined that some health problems are caused or clearly related to the vaccine. "
And as regards reports of problems, a Institute of 2012 said medical studies, "Often (except) not, we do not have enough scientific information to conclude whether a particular the vaccine resulted in a particularly rare contradictory event. "