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Topic: Vaccines

Dr. Ryan Hassan on COVID Vaccines for Ages 12+



On May 10, the FDA announced that it has approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 12+.  OPS Member Ryan Hassan, MD, MPH, joined OPB’s Think Out Loud on May…

Opinion: Trust the Science — Get Vaccinated

OPS Member Zach Spoehr-Labutta, MD, FAAP


  "There is only one way to end the COVID-19 pandemic: herd immunity. On April 19, Oregon took a major step forward toward that goal when COVID-19 vaccination was opened…

Opinion: Oregon lawmakers must adopt stronger vaccine policies

By OPS Member Dr. Kim Ruscher, Dr. Serena Black and Dr. James McGovern


"Vaccinations save lives. They spare us from suffering the impacts of disease and the dangers of infectious epidemics. Oregon’s Legislature should adopt Senate Bill 254 to ensure our communities are…

Vaccinations are Successful, Safe Protection

Ryan Hassan, MD


OPS Member Ryan Hassan, MD, (Clackamas Pediatric Clinic) shares his support for vaccinations in this letter to the editor.

OPS Policy Statement on Vaccinations



The Oregon Pediatric Society supports the American Academy of Pediatrics statement that vaccines protect children's health and save lives. They prevent life-threatening diseases, including some forms of cancer. Vaccines have…

Time to remove immunization exemptions

Emily Puterbaugh, MD


OPS Member Emily Puterbaugh, MD, (Broadway Medical Clinic) shares her take on the recent measles crisis.

In Support of House Bill 3063

Brenna Lewis, MD & John Peoples, MD


In this letter to the editor, OPS Members Brenna Lewis, MD, (Mosaic Medical) & John Peoples, MD, (Central Oregon Pediatric Associates)  laud Cheri Helt’s sponsorship of House Bill 3063.

Vaccines Save Lives and Keep Children Safe

Alanna Braun, MD


In her letter to the editor, OPS Member Alanna Braun, MD, (OHSU) explains how as a pediatrician, vaccines are one of the few things she recommends without hesitation.

Vote to Limit Immunization Exceptions is Vote for Children

Shaili Rajput, MD, MPH


OPS Member Shaili Rajput, MD, MPH, Pediatrician (Kaiser Permanente) writes that House Bill 3063 would protect more children from treatable illness and would rely on well-established science.

What Will it Take to Tighten Vaccine Laws ? A Measles Outbreak Might Help

The Oregonian


OPS Board Member Art Jaffe, MD, is interviewed in this article about vaccination legislation in Oregon and Washington.

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