Child vaccination bill goes before Senate



SALEM, Ore. — The Senate is going to take a hard look at a child vaccination bill this morning.

Senate Bill 132 would allow parents to opt out of immunizations for non-medical reasons, but only after watching an online video or getting a note from a health care provider saying the parents understand the risks and benefits of vaccinations.

This is more involved than what parents do now, which is to simply say that they don’t want their child to be vaccinated. Oregon had the highest rate of non-medical exemptions from immunizations for kindergartners in 2012.