States mandating hpv vaccine
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.The vaccines require two or three doses depending on how old the person is.Vaccinating girls around the ages of nine to thirteen is typically recommended.According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, about 6 million people in the U.S., including teens, become infected with HPV and 4,000 women die from cervical cancer every year.
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.
Early study results have shown Gardasil to be safe and effective at preventing HPV infections that are commonly associated with the development of cervical cancer, as well as other HPV-related cancers and genital warts.
The vaccine is most effective when administered in childhood, before initial exposure to HPV, which typically occurs shortly after the onset of sexual activity.
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