JoCo commissioners threaten Gov. Brown with legal action, worry state will force kids to get vaccinated

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. —Josephine County Commissioners have sent a letter to Governor Brown, threatening legal action against her, if the state requires children to get vaccinated to attend school.

Commissioners say they’re also against what they call the governor’s, “vaccine credential requirement.”

The County Board of Commissioners says the county’s charter, forbids compelling parents to get vaccinations for their children.

We asked Governor Brown about it Friday during her press conference.

“I will say this, at this point in time children under the age of 12 are not eligible for the vaccine so that obviously is not a possibility there,” said Governor Brown.

The letter was sent to the Governor Brown Wednesday.

NBC5 News Reporter Jenna King is a Burbank native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at the U of O, she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through interning with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors, or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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