Help protect Oklahoma’s children
Each year, roughly 3 million people die from vaccine-preventable diseases, and countless more suffer life-long disabilities. Help us ensure that every Oklahoma child is vaccinated against preventable diseases. Please make a donation today.
Why we must act now
Insufficient vaccine rates
Only 67 percent of Oklahoma’s children aged 19-35 months have received all recommended vaccines.
Nearly 2 percent of students who enroll in Oklahoma’s public schools each year lack the required vaccinations due to the state’s personal exemption law. As a consequence, thousands of public school students across the state are unprotection.
Greater public health risk
Unimmunized children are susceptible to dangerous and preventable diseases and can transmit infections to other individuals who have compromised immune systems. That can contribute to outbreaks, such as the measles epidemic that started at Disneyland in 2014 and the mumps outbreak that occurred in Oklahoma and Arkansas in 2016 and 2017.
Personal Exemption Law
Oklahoma’s personal exemption law is endangering our children and our public health by allowing parents to opt out of vaccinating their children when enrolling them in public schools. Oklahoman is one of only 18 states with this regressive law that is contributing to the state’s falling vaccination rate
To prevent what is preventable:
Restore Oklahoma’s strong history of protecting its citizens through vaccinations.
Work with state health officials to eliminate personal and philosophical exemptions that allow children to attend school without required vaccinations.
Make vaccinations more accessible to children in rural and economically disadvantaged communities.
Answer questions, dispel myths and educate Oklahomans about the role vaccinations plays in protecting public health.
Who we are
Vaccinate Oklahoma is a coalition of pediatricians, nurses, medical administrators and parents concerned about the alarming decline of vaccination rates in Oklahoma.
We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that reaches out to critical audiences across the state to help educate about the role immunization plays in protecting against dangerous and deadly diseases.
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