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Are falling vaccination rates in Oregon tied to outbreak of measles in Texas?

Galveston County Daily News, September 10, 2013

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.


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