Many women left comments which confirmed my statements and research with personal stories of their once healthy daughters who are now sick and disabled from this vaccine.
This week I will look at which states are mandating that school children get the vaccine and one state that passed legislation for the vaccine to be given to children as young as 12 years old without parental consent.
State laws also establish mechanisms for enforcement of school vaccination requirements and exemptions.
Studies have shown that vaccine exemptions tend to cluster geographically, making some communities at greater risk for outbreaks (Wang et al; Lieu et al; other clustering references).
An initial push to require the vaccine in 2006 following its approval may have seemed premature and left a “bitter taste” for policymakers, Schwartz said, although this new research cannot explain why HPV vaccines have been treated differently than previous vaccines.
The first HPV vaccine was approved in 2006, and soon after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization practices recommended that all 11 or 12 year old boys and girls receive the vaccine. Eight years after the CDC had issued the same recommendation for the hepatitis B vaccine and the varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, the hepatitis vaccine was required in 36 states and D.
C., and the varicella vaccine was required in 38 states and D. The HPV vaccine protects against multiple strains of the sexually-transmitted papillomavirus, which can cause cervical, anal, penile and throat cancer.
These laws often apply not only to children attending public schools but also to those attending private schools and day care facilities.
All states provide medical exemptions, and some state laws also offer exemptions for religious and/or philosophical reasons.
(Reuters Health) - Only Virginia, Rhode Island and Washington D. have laws requiring kids to have the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to attend school, according to a new study.