OPHA Release Immunization Position Statement

OPHA has released a position statement on immunization requirements for child care and school attendance. It states that childhood immunization is one of the greatest achievements of modern medicine and public health The statement concludes with these recommendations:

  1. Support requirements for full immunization of children prior to entrance to child care and school settings.
  2. Support medical exemption from immunization requirements for child care and school settings.
  3. Advocate for restriction or elimination of religious/philosophical beliefs exemption from immunization requirements for child care and school settings.
  4. Support dissemination of accurate, science-based information to increase public awareness of the importance and safety of immunizations.

Read the full position statement here