Tag Archives: Vaccinations/Immunizations

Vaccine-Doubting Oregon Doctor Loses Medicaid Funding

Dr. Paul Thomas is barred from participating in a federal program that provides poor children with vaccinations. Source: Vaccine-Doubting Oregon Doctor Loses Medicaid Funding – Willamette Week

Corrections Department Settles Flu Lawsuit from Family of Woman Who Died in Prison Outbreak

During depositions for the lawsuit, a state doctor acknowledged the state prison system is considering changes in its vaccination practices. Source: Corrections Department Settles Flu Lawsuit from Family of Woman Who Died in Prison Outbreak

More parents who oppose vaccines are choosing home schooling in California

Since California mandated that virtually all kids be vaccinated to attend public school, there has been a big increase in families opting for home schooling. If Kardie Lee’s daughter had to be fully vaccinated to enroll in school, the choice was simple, she felt: Her daughter would not attend school. Three years ago, Lee decided […]
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The vaccine challenge isn’t just about getting shots 

War, poverty and misinformation depress vaccination rates and fuel serious public-health challenges. EBOLA, MEASLES and polio can all be prevented with vaccines that provide high degrees of immunity. Yet outbreaks of all three rumble on in different places, causing illness and death. While the technology of vaccines can always be improved, serious setbacks in fighting […]
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Fight over vaccine exemptions hits state legislatures

State legislators across the country are moving to tighten limits on vaccine exemptions for children amid one of the worst outbreaks of preventable diseases in recent history. State legislators across the country are moving to tighten limits on vaccine exemptions for children amid one of the worst outbreaks of preventable diseases in recent history. In […]
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HPV Vaccines Are Reducing Infections, Warts — and Probably Cancer

State Library Ed. Note: State employees can access this New York Times story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800.

Nurses are teaching doctors how to treat anti-vaccine fears and myths

Parents who don’t trust the government during a measles outbreak may listen to health-care providers. It’s late on a Tuesday night during the worst measles outbreak in decades, and doctors, nurses and other health-care providers are gathered at a medical center to learn better ways of talking to parents who are reluctant to vaccinate their children. Blima […]
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Oregon ranks “healthy” in new report

A recent study conducted by MoneyRates.com assesses health care in all 50 states, and ranks the states accordingly. The study looks at states where finding and paying for health care is most difficult, both as a result of high costs of care and limited accessibility. Source: Oregon ranks “healthy” in new report – State of […]
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Measles Versus Vaccination

Measles have resurfaced, and Antivax religious exemtions are on the rise. Source: Measles Versus Vaccination | Mail Tribune

Editorial: Vax problems not limited to schools

Bend Park & Recreation District’s board of directors have a problem. A child attending a district summer camp recently came down with whooping cough and may have exposed more than 100 children before being diagnosed. The district has no vaccination policy or requirement for participants. The board must, at least, have a discussion if it […]
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