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Health Care, Child Advocacy Groups Laud Stitt Support for New Vaccine Rules

 

Oklahoma City, June 26, 2020 - Governor Stitt signed new agency rules yesterday evening, including an upgrade to Oklahoma’s vaccine rules. Health Department Rule 535 will require parents to receive information about vaccines prior to getting a non-medical vaccine exemption for a minor child. 

The rules were passed in an effort to combat misinformation about vaccines frequently shared on social media. 

2020 Champion for Healthy Families Award

 

Oklahoma City, June 18, 2020  — Senator Greg McCortney, Representative Cynthia Roe and Representative Garry Mize have been chosen to receive the 2020 Champion for Healthy Families Award by a coalition of healthcare professionals and community members. 

 

“Sen. McCortney, Rep. Roe and Rep. Mize have all been fierce advocates for families in Oklahoma,” said Jacqueline McDaniel executive director of the Oklahoma Alliance for Health Families. “They have a sincere heart for protecting the most vulnerable among us, and we are pleased to present them with this award in recognition of their longstanding service.”

New Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Vaccines

Oklahoma City, Okla., Nov. 26, 2019 - Public polling results released today by the Oklahoma Alliance for Healthy Families show 96% of Oklahomans believe vaccines are effective at preventing disease. The statewide telephone poll, conducted of 1,039 Oklahomans from Oct. 15-21 by conservative pollster Chris Wilson, has a margin of error of +/-3. 

 

The Oklahoma Alliance for Healthy Families is a statewide coalition of public health experts and parents with the goal of improving the health of our schools, communities and families through education and engagement.

2020

March 1, 2020

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Point of View: Oklahomans should choose vaccination

March 19, 2020

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LETTER: Informed refusal of vaccines should be reality

2019

2018

December 09, 2018

Letter to the Editor: Legislature needs to review health risks in ease of having unvaccinated children

August 02, 2018

COLUMN: How to protect your child

December 05, 2018

Physician Talks on Fighting the Flu

August 02, 2018

Letter to the Editor

December 01, 2018

Letter to the Editor

April 25, 2018

Point of View: Immunizations produce a healthier Oklahoma

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