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