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Amid measles outbreak, Oregon eyes vaccine requirements

The law would get rid of religious, personal or philosophical exemptions for all vaccines.

Posted: Mar 1, 2019 5:35 PM
Updated: Mar 1, 2019 5:47 PM

SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon lawmakers are considering a proposal requiring that children attending any school or children's facility in the state be vaccinated, unless they have a doctor's note requesting an exemption for medical reasons.

The law would get rid of religious, personal or philosophical exemptions for all vaccines.

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The move comes as southwest Washington works to contain a measles outbreak that's sickened more than 65 people.

Hundreds of parents flocked to the capitol to voice their opposition at a contentious hearing earlier this week. They called the proposal discriminatory and governmental overreach.

MORE: 3 new confirmed measles cases in southwest Washington

Many doctors and health professionals came out in support of the measure.

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