Oregon is still one of the few States that allows a parent to make informed decisions about each vaccine being proposed by the CDC schedule and the Oregon Department of Health. Having informed consent means that after you have reviewed the pros and the cons with your child’s doctor, you can decide whether or not you want to give that vaccine. If you are not allowed to make this choice, we have slipped into a police state status where the government tells you what medical procedures will be done on your child regardless of your thought or choices. Thankfully, Oregonians have said no to such an approach and have maintained a path to medical freedom. You can vaccinate as you feel is best for your child and your child does not need to be excluded as the schools and the State letters that have arrived in your mailboxes would imply.
To get your exemption watch the online video and print off your certificate immediately after watching it. Also, keep a copy for yourself, just in case it goes “missing”. The video can be found here:
Sign the Certificate of Immunization Status:
Turn in the certificate your printed after watching the video, and the certificate of immunization Status – and maintain your dignity.
If you are my patient and have taken the above steps but are still facing any challenges at a school, please let me know. Call my office.
Dr. Paul Thomas, M.D. is an award-winning Dartmouth-trained pediatrician with nearly 30 years of experience in pediatrics. In addition to being board certified in Pediatrics, he is an expert on addiction and board certified in Addiction Medicine. His practice, Integrative Pediatrics, serves some 11,000 children in Portland, Oregon. He is the co-author of the forthcoming book, The Vaccine-Friendly Plan: Dr. Paul’s Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health—from Pregnancy through Your Child’s Teen Years (Ballantine 2016).