Tuesday, March 13, 2007

House passes measure to inform parents about HPV

The Washington state House has voted to require that all schools in the state provide information about a sexually transmitted virus that can cause cervical cancer and about a vaccine to protect against it.

The bill would require all public and private schools to give the parents of entering sixth graders information on the human papilloma virus, symptoms, causes and places to obtain vaccinations.
I think if the law is not going to force their hand in mandating the vaccination, they should at least take measure to insure that everyone knows of the virus, the risks and be required by law to sign a release form WITH their child so the child knows their parent made this decision on their behalf.


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