New Law in Oregon Aimed at Increasing Vaccinations

February 24, 2014 1:48 AM

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New Law in Oregon Aimed at Increasing Vaccinations

Oregon health officials fighting to lower rates of unvaccinated children in their state will get some help March 1, when a new law goes into effect requiring parents to receive education on the benefits and risks of common vaccinations if they want their child to be exempted from the vaccination requirement.

"We want to make sure parents and guardians receive science-based information about the benefits and risks of vaccine," Stacy de Assis Matthews, school law coordinator for the state Public Health Division, told The Associated Press. "There is a lot of misinformation out there on the Internet."

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