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Texas mandating gardasil

"It's unfortunate that this particular vaccine is surrounded by a lot of controversy just because it's been labeled as an STD-prevention vaccine.

That means some private schools may not allow their students to exempt themselves from any state-required vaccinations. According to a 2006 Texas Attorney General's opinion: "A private school that does not accept state tax funds is not required to accept for enrollment a child who has received an exemption from the immunizations required by the Texas Health and Safety Code." In its policy for Catholic schools, the Catholic Diocese of Austin states: "Immunizations are not in conflict with the Catholic faith.

Some 15 percent of more than 1 million Texas girls in fifth through 12th grade in 2008 were enrolled in private schools, according to the U. Conscientious objections or waivers, which may be permissible for enrollment in public schools, do not qualify as an exception to this policy." Catholic schools in the diocese do accept medical exemptions, meaning if the immunization could somehow harm the child, it's not required to enroll.

More than a third of girls in the target middle-school age and half of boys had not been given the vaccine as of last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is shooting for a rate of 80 percent by the end of the decade. Virginia in 2008 became the first state to require schoolchildren to be vaccinated for human papillomavirus.

The District of Columbia followed suit in 2009, and Massachusetts and other states have forged ways to make the shots free to anyone who wants them, without requiring it for students.

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Lauren Fant winces as she has her third and final application of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine administered by nurse Stephanie Pearson at a doctor’s office in Marietta, Georgia, on Dec. (Associated Press) **FILE** more A decade after the Food and Drug Administration approved a vaccine for sexually transmitted HPV, many parents remain doubtful about the worthiness of the shot and the message it sends to children about sex.

As the Republican presidential field continues to attack Texas Gov.

Rick Perry's executive order mandating the HPV vaccine for young girls, health advocates are growing worried that the vaccine itself is being stigmatized.

Texas was the first state to require that schoolgirls get vaccinated against a multi-strain virus to prevent ‘cervical cancer.’ Unfortunately, the National Cancer Institute has not directly linked the virus to cervical cancer.1Is this poor judgment from a man running for president? TABLE=ON&GROUP1=AGE&GROUP2=SEX&EVENTS=ON&VAX[]=HPV&VAX[]=HPV2&VAX[]=HPV4&L_THREAT=Yes&STATE[]=TX 9.

During a 16 month investigation of Gardasil, side effects were documented in a disturbing number of cases to VAERS including 3,589 during a 16 month period.2Even though thousands of girls reported adverse reactions to the vaccine, Perry found no reason to modify or withdraw his executive order. TABLE=ON&GROUP1=AGE&GROUP2=SEX&EVENTS=ON&VAX[]=HPV&VAX[]=HPV2&VAX[]=HPV4&SERIOUS=ON&STATE[]=TX 8.

"I will tell you that I had a mother last night come up to me here in Tampa, Florida, after the debate," Bachmann said.