State Rep. Mitch Greenlick, D-Portland, introduced legislatoin Friday that would remove non medical exemptions for required vaccines for public school children. (Jaime Valdez/Portland Tribune)
Introducing vaccine-related legislation is the political equivalent of swatting a hornets’ nest.
Regardless of what the legislation does, it’s guaranteed to bring out emotional and passionate advocates.
That was the case last week, when a bill that would require medical professionals to give more information before immunizing a patient had a hearing in the Senate Committee on Health Care. The bill is seen as supporting so-called “anti-vaxxers” though supporters say the goal is to provide more information.
Federal law requires parents and patients receive a sheet from the Centers of Disease . . .