By Anne Dachel
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March 17, 2015, Portland Business Journal: Pediatricians disappointed over demise of Oregon's get-tough vaccine bill
Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward's decision to drop her proposed legislation scrapping the "personal belief" exemption for children's vaccinations has prompted disappointment among some Oregon pediatricians.
"It's frustrating when a vocal minority has such a large impact on legislation and the vast majority aren't the ones who get all excited and call their legislators," said Dr. Jay Rosenbloom, a pediatrician with Pediatric Associates of the Northwest and medical director for Children's Health Alliance.
Steiner Hayward, who is a family physician, backed off her bill after it became clear it lacked sufficient support in the Legislature. Parents had testified at a heated public hearing that it took away their freedom and informed consent. . .
Elizabeth Hayes from the Portland Journal doesn't believe that there is an argument on the other of the vaccine issue.
Instead, we only hear from the pro-vax people.
WA State Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, a physician, proposed this bill to end exemptions.
Dr. Greg Blaschke, president of the Oregon Pediatric Society wants to end exemptions.
Ken Cole, the Oregon Medical Association's communications director, predicts diseases will return.
Doctors are disappointed? Considering that a “well-baby visit” includes a line-up of six or eight vaccines, ending exemptions means a great deal to them.
Hayes pretends experts back vaccination without exception. It's uneducated parents who are the problem. Notice that there is no mention here of RFK Jr's visit to Oregon. That's an important omission.
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