Oregon Government Introduces New Bill Banning Students Who Are Not Vaccinated From Coming To School
On 2nd March 2018
The Oregon government has come up with a new plan to get the kids of their state vaccinated and has passed a bill which bans students who are not vaccinated up to date from attending the School. The state is doing their best to create awareness among parents regarding the drawbacks of not getting their child vaccinated and its dangerous impact on the Society itself.
#1 Get Your Child Vaccinated On Time
Getting your child vaccinated is the biggest responsibility that being a parent you hold. This is the first basic step in ensuring your young one's well being and giving him a healthy and happy life. Though with recent awareness programs designed by the government, the majority of the population has understood the importance of it and are getting their kids vaccinated on time. However, there are still some ignorant parents who still think that getting your child vaccinated is a sin or it might inject them with a deadly virus.
#2 Oregon State Has Come Up With A Bill Which Prevents Those Kids From Attending School Who Have Not Been Vaccinated
To deal with such parents, one state of US, Oregon has come up with a plan taking an extreme measure, probing the parents to get their kids vaccinated, willingly or unwillingly. According to The Oregonian, Oregon is the most deprived state when it comes to getting their kids vaccinated. Reportedly, some Schools even had a 75 percent population of students who weren’t vaccinated.
So taking an extreme measure, the state of Oregon has decided to ban the students from entering the School, in a way to force parents to get their kids immunized. They’ve been holding an annual Immunization Exclusion Day since 2015. That day is the deadline for parents to make sure their kids are up-to-date on their vaccinations. They are required to submit proof of vaccination or submit medical or non-medical exemption forms for their children.a
#3 This Year Immunization Day Was Held On Feb. 21.
If the child is not immunized up to date, the child is immediately sent back home until his vaccination data is updated. Reportedly, after the immunization day, more than 4,000 students were sent home from School.
The kids are to be vaccinated for the following diseases, DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Acellular Pertussis vaccine), polio, varicella (chicken pox), measles/rubella/mumps, Hib (Haemophilus influenza), and hepatitis A and B.
#4 Immunization Helps Prevent The Child From Contracting Deadly Diseases
Maria Duron, a spokeswoman for the Hermiston School District, says that it is important for their students to be up to date in terms of their immunization, "It is very important for our students to be up-to-date with their immunizations to help protect their peers and prevent others from contracting illnesses, some of which could be fatal."
#5 Parents Who Refuse Need To Find An Alternative School For Their Child
Miss Duron kids clearly said that those parents who still refuse to get their kids vaccinated need to find another School for them unless they get a medical or non-medical exemption. The second option for the parents is to talk to a health care provider who will sign a Vaccine Education Certificate, in order to get their kids enrolled back to the School.