B.1416) requiring girls entering sixth grade to have the vaccine. According to NCSL, “Since 2006, legislators in at least 41 states and D. have introduced legislation to require the vaccine, fund or educate the public about the HPV Vaccine and at least 21 states have enacted legislation, including Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington.”In February 2007, Texas Governor bypassed state legislation and made an executive order that all females going into the sixth grade had to get vaccinated with Gardasil. The Virginia legislature also passed a school vaccine requirement for Gardasil in 2007.
In May 2007, state legislators introduced and passed the bill H. To see what legislation related to the HPV vaccines and information has been introduced to your state, see NCSL’s chart here.
In last night's GOP presidential candidates debate, Rep. Rick Perry for his 2007 legislation mandating, through an executive order, that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine be given to young girls in his state."I'm a mom. And to have innocent little 12-year-old girls be forced to have a government injection through an executive order is just flat-out wrong," Bachmann said during the debate.
Per the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) my body was property of the US Government when I was in the service. During safety briefs before summer holiday weekends we were told to wear sunscreen (check out the dangers of sunscreen here) because if we got a sunburn while off-duty we could be charged with destruction to government property.
Now, that was a little extreme and I don’t know anyone who was actually charged over a sunburn (although it wouldn’t surprise me), it was still true – we were government property.
I tried to avoid the Smallpox vaccine and successfully did until we were at the airport terminal boarding the plane for Iraq, I was informed by our unit’s corpsman administering it, “If you don’t get this shot you can’t deploy.”I sarcastically replied, “Okay,” only to turn around and see the Executive Officer (XO) standing behind me.
Paul Offit, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: "I think it shouldn’t have to be [mandated].
I think anybody who knows what this virus could do, and what this vaccine can do, would get the vaccine every time.
We asked experts to weigh in on the question: "Should the HPV vaccine be mandatory for girls ages 11 to 12 in the United States? " Here are their responses: Arthur Caplan, bioethicist at the University of Pennsylvania: "Yes.