Pediatrician’s license suspended in Oregon over vaccines

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Medical Board has suspended the license of a Portland pediatrician, citing multiple cases in which he allegedly failed to adequately vaccinate patients.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the board found Dr. Paul Thomas had a history of misleading parents about vaccines.

In one case the board says a child who wasn’t vaccinated contracted tetanus and required hospitalization for nearly two months.

According to last week’s order, the medical board can temporarily suspend a medical license without a hearing when it has evidence that a doctor’s continued practice constitutes an immediate danger to the public.

Thomas’ office, Integrative Pediatrics on Barnes Road, has not responded to a request for comment.

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