Oregon Supreme Court says state can vaccinate foster kids

, Posted: Fri, April 25 2014 at 3:28 PM, Updated: Mon, April 28 2014 at 9:53 PM

Ashland, Ore. -- A ruling by Oregon's Supreme Court says any of the 8,500 children and youth in foster care can be vaccinated regardless of their choice or their biological parents religious beliefs.

The ruling comes after 8 children between the ages of 1-10 years-old were taken from a Marion County home following a neighbors welfare complaint.

Department of Human Services found the children living in piles of garbage and say they were behind on their vaccinations. After the parents found out they took the state department to court and fought it.

Oregon remains the state with the highest number of vaccine exceptions.

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