February 7, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On February 7, 2007, state legislators asked Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott to issue an opinion on an executive order mandating that sixth-grade girls be vaccinated for the human papillomavirus (HPV). The lawmakers also requested that Abbott advise the legislature on actions it could take to ...[read more]
February 2, 2012
by Meagan McElroy
On February 2, 2011, Texas Governor Rick Perry signed an executive order requiring all sixth grade girls in the state to be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus virus (HPV), a sexually transmitted disease that causes cervical cancer. The order was the first of its kind in the US, although ...[read more]
April 4, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On April 4, 2007, the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation requiring all girls to be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV). The bill passed after Governor Tim Kaine proposed an amendment that made it easier for parents and guardians to opt girls out of the vaccinations. In ...[read more]
April 6, 2007
by Andrew Wood
Steve Komadina: I think the bill was good in that it mandated the Health Dept. to develop educational material to send home to parents informing them about the vaccine and the virus. Parents could then make an informed decision as to whether they wanted their child to be vaccinated or not. Th... ...[read more]
April 5, 2007
by Joe Shaulis
Virginia became the first US state to require by statute that girls be vaccinated against human papillomavirus when its General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to accept the governor's proposed amendment to a previously passed bill. The amendment makes it easier for parents and guardian... ...[read more]
April 3, 2007
by Joe Shaulis
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D) on Tuesday unexpectedly vetoed a bill that would have required girls to be vaccinated against a sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer. AP reported that Richardson, who last month announced his intention to sign the bill, said the legislation... ...[read more]
March 27, 2007
by Joe Shaulis
Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine (D) has proposed amending a bill requiring girls to be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer, to allow parents to opt out of the mandate more easily. Kaine announced his recommendation Monday rather than ...[read more]
March 13, 2007
by Alexis Unkovic
The Washington State House of Representatives has passed a bill by a vote of 73-22 that will require public and private schools to provide information about human papilloma virus (HPV), a sexually transmitted disease that causes cervical cancer, and its newly-developed vaccine to parents of sixth ...[read more]
March 2, 2007
by Lisl Brunner
Virginia Governor Timothy Kaine has announced that he will sign a bill requiring sixth grade girls to receive a vaccination for the human papilloma virus (HPV), a sexually transmitted disease that causes cervical cancer. The law, which passed both houses of the Virginia General Assembly on ...[read more]
February 22, 2007
by Joe Shaulis
Lawmakers in Texas advanced a bill Wednesday to rescind the governor's executive order requiring that school-age girls receive a vaccine to prevent cervical cancer. The House of Representatives' Public Health Committee voted 6-3 in favor of the bill, which is sponsored by more than 90 of th... ...[read more]

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