HPV Vaccine Legislation Re-Introduced

By: Jessica Aspiras Email
By: Jessica Aspiras Email

Senator Deborah Cherry, (D) Burton, and Senator Tony Stamas (R) Midland, re-introduced legislation Tuesday that would require girls get the vaccine Gardasil before entering sixth grade. The vaccine protects against four strains of the sexually transmitted disease human papillomavirus which causes 70 percent of cervical cancer cases.

Senator Cherry says, "Preventing the major cause of cervical cancer will not only improve these girls' future, but everyone whose lives are affected by them."

The bill was first introduced back in September. It passed in the Senate but not in the House. If it passes this time, there will be a two year window before the legislation becomes law.

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