BREAKING NEWS OHA reports 303 new coronavirus cases, 4 deaths Full Story

House to vote on controversial vaccine bill

The bill would make routine childhood vaccinations a condition of attending Oregon public schools unless a student has a doctor's note.

Posted: Apr 26, 2019 11:58 AM

SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- The Oregon House is set to vote on tougher rules for childhood vaccinations as the nation faces the highest number of measles cases since 1994.

The Joint Committee on Ways and Means voted 13-7 Friday to make routine childhood vaccinations a condition of attending Oregon public schools unless a student has a doctor's note. The measure will now go to the House for full consideration.

Lawmakers grappled with where to draw the line between public safety and individual rights as hundreds of parents flooded the capitol this week to voice their opposition. Legislators say they were flooded with at least 2,000 emails from the opposition before the Friday vote.

Unvaccinated children would still be able to attend online school under the bill, but they could not go to in-person school-related activities.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 9636

Reported Deaths: 209
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah236169
Marion159547
Washington149120
Clackamas79524
Umatilla6674
Union3551
Lincoln3452
Deschutes2010
Lane1963
Malheur1601
Linn1569
Polk15412
Jackson1400
Yamhill1328
Jefferson1310
Klamath1251
Benton915
Hood River880
Wasco851
Morrow821
Clatsop490
Douglas450
Josephine441
Coos420
Columbia350
Lake200
Tillamook130
Crook120
Wallowa100
Curry80
Baker40
Sherman20
Grant10
Harney10
Gilliam00
Unassigned00
Wheeler00
Eugene
Scattered Clouds
74° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 74°
Corvallis
Scattered Clouds
70° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 70°
Roseburg
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 72°
North Bend
Overcast
64° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 64°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events