Number of unvaccinated children grows

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Oregon had the highest number of kindergarteners in the country opting out of immunizations in 2012, and the rate inched up from 5.8% to 6.4% this year.

A few Oregon counties reached exemption rates as high as 15.2 percent in Wallowa County, 13.5 percent in Josephine County and 13.2 percent in Grant County.

Public health officials hope for at least a 95 percent vaccination rate. When rates dip lower, the risk of measles, meningococcal disease and polio increases.

Read more at The Statesman Journal.

{biztweet}vaccinated oregon{/biztweet}

 

More Articles

Balancing Act

July/August 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
BY DAN COOK

The Affordable Care Act has triggered a rush on health care plan redesign, a process fraught with hidden costs and consequences.


Read more...

Wildcards

Guest Blog
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
072815fergusonthumbBY JASON NORRIS

Uncertainty in Greece and China, along with potential interest rate hikes mean investors are looking at the market and nervously questioning where they should be invested.


Read more...

Living the dream

News
Friday, August 21, 2015

smugglespearsthumbRenee Spears, founder and owner of Portland-based Rose City Mortgage, is hot to trot to sell pot.


Read more...

Flattery with Numbers

July/August 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
BY JOE CORTRIGHT

The false promise of economic impact statements.


Read more...

Portland’s long-distance bike commuters

The Latest
Monday, August 03, 2015
Matt KellyresizethumbBY KIM MOORE | RESEARCH EDITOR

Pushing the extreme.


Read more...

Loose Talk

July/August 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
BY AMY MILSHTEIN

When gossip crosses the line.


Read more...

Preserving the Legacy

July/August 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
BY KIM MOORE | PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN

A New York floral and gift business takes on the iconic Harry & David brand.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS