Bill makes it harder for parents to get kids in schools without vaccinations



SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Legislature has passed a bill yesterday that would make it harder for parents to send their children to school without being vaccinated first.

The state House approved the bill by a 45-15 vote, and it now goes to Gov. Kitzhaber who intends to sign it.

The bill would require parents to talk with a doctor about vaccines or watch an educational video before refusing immunizations for their children.

Oregon has the nation’s highest rate of parents that refuse vaccinations for their kindergartners.