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States Consider Requiring HPV Vaccine for Girls

Texas has become the first state to require girls to be vaccinated against the human papilloma virus. HPV is a generally asymptomatic sexually transmitted infection that about canada goose uk black friday half of Americans contract. It’s even more common among women; scientists estimate that 80 percent or more have had HPV by age 50.

Last summer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that canada goose uk shop girls be vaccinated, starting at age 12.

The move to require the HPV vaccine for Canada Goose online adolescent girls began right after the CDC made its recommendation. Within months, a bill was canada goose clearance sale introduced in the Canada Goose Jackets Michigan assembly. It was defeated. A watered down version was introduced again this year. Now 18 states and canada goose coats the District uk canada goose outlet of canada goose uk outlet Columbia have followed suit.

That has focused attention on the manufacturer’s campaign to promote the canada goose store vaccine.

“For 14,000 women per year, it means canada goose coats on sale cervical cancer, and for 4,000 it means death,” he said. “The District has a particular reason why this is important. It is important because we lead the nation in cases of cervical cancer. We have the highest instances of cervical cancer in the country.”

But as in most states where there uk canada goose have been proposals to require the vaccine, Catania had to take a lot of heat. A local newspaper columnist worried that the measure suggests that girls in the District of canadian goose jacket Columbia’s public schools most of whom are African American are sexually promiscuous. Catania insists that the legislation doesn’t target any particular group and the Canada Goose Online vaccination wouldn’t exactly be mandatory.

“What we are doing is we’re forcing the conversation. Either you are going to have your canada goose black friday sale child vaccinated, or you will make an informed click over here decision to opt out,” Catania says.

In the District, parents would not have to provide a reason for their objection. Catania says he wants the District to move fast and stay in the lead nationally canada goose factory sale on childhood immunizations. By all Canada Goose Outlet accounts, Merck, the first manufacturer of an HPV vaccine Gardasil wants to move fast, too. Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline is close on Merck’s heels with its own HPV vaccine. So Merck has initiated a massive ad campaign that is part Canada Goose Coats On Sale public education and part hard sell. The ad says, in part:

“I want to be one less woman who will battle cervical cancer. One less.”

But Merck has not just bought air time, it has funded initiatives in states which would require girls to get the vaccine. The money was directed through an cheap canada goose uk organization called Canada Goose sale Women in Government.

Most public health experts support requiring immunizations in general. But Dr. Neal Halsey, a pediatrician and buy canada goose jacket cheap vaccine expert in the School of International Health at Johns Hopkins University, would prefer a campaign to build acceptance of the HPV vaccine before it is required. There are a lot of hurdles. For one, Halsey thinks it’s going to take time to teach parents why young children need to be vaccinated against a sexually buy canada goose jacket transmitted infection.

But there are some objections that public education won’t easily overcome. Some conservatives object to the vaccine Canada Goose Parka because they fear it will encourage early sexuality, and some parents object to vaccines because they think kids are already subjected to too many as it is. And the canada goose clearance HPV vaccine is not cheap or simple to administer. It’s cheap Canada Goose $120 a shot. The girl would have to get three canada goose shots over a six month period.

Still, the question that most parents will have to resolve is whether the fear of a potential cancer later in life trumps inhibitions about sex in adolescence.