In the latest VaccineSmarts column by Dr. Richard Rupp and Bridget Hawkins of UTMB’s Sealy Center for Vaccine Development: There has been quite a bit of buzz about parents opting out of vaccinating their children in Oregon and in certain communities in California and Texas. As a result, Oregon approved a law requiring that parents speak to a doctor or watch an educational video before sending their kids to public school without receiving their vaccinations. The reasoning behind the law is that unimmunized individuals place others at risk.