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Topic: Vaccines

Opinion: How to Talk to Loved Ones about the COVID Vaccine

OPS Member Paul Mitchell, MD. Originally published in the Regal Courier.


  "That's just how our family handles health. We prefer the natural way without vaccines." As an Oregon pediatrician, it's common for my conversations with families about childhood vaccines to…

Dr. Shaili Rajput on the COVID vaccine for children



  "Our job as parents and as pediatricians is to protect children and to ensure their safety, their health and their well being," said OPS Member Shaili Rajput, MD, MPH.…

Dr. Ryan Hassan Answers Parent Questions about the COVID Vaccine for Kids



COVID vaccines will soon be available for Oregon kids ages 5 and older. Yesterday, the CDC recommended the pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for ages 5 - 11. On November 3, OPS…

Opinion: We Can Do More to Protect Children from COVID-19

OPS Members Mabry Gentry, Sol Khaitas and Samar Fakih. Originally published in the Albany Democrat-Herald.


  As medical students at Western University in Lebanon, we are thankful for the overwhelming support from our community. From the Bag Ladies who provide our very first doctor bags…

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.

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