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A Note from Our Founder

Like you, I’m a parent who cares deeply about my children’s health. When I became pregnant with my first child, I learned that many parents around me—smart, educated, caring people—chose not to vaccinate or to delay their children’s vaccinations. I wondered if I, too, should make similar decisions for my children.

I did my own research online and was surprised by the conflicting information that surfaced. I had a lot of questions. My husband and I chose a pediatrician whom we trusted, and he helped us sort through the information and answer our questions. We chose to vaccinate our child on schedule, and we made the same decision with our second child.

I created Boost Oregon because I recognized a need for vaccination education in our state. I know that you, like me, want to make the best possible decisions for your child’s health. I hope that this guide, as well as our other resources, will enable you to do just that.

Nadine A. Gartner

Founder, Boost Oregon