Virginia governor backs law requiring HPV vaccinations for school girls Lisl Brunner at 12:22 PM ET
[JURIST] Virginia Governor Timothy Kaine [official website] has announced that he will sign a bill [text] requiring sixth grade girls to receive a vaccination for the human papilloma virus (HPV) [CDC fact sheet], a sexually transmitted disease that causes cervical cancer. The law, which passed both houses of the Virginia General Assembly on Wednesday, would take effect at the beginning of the 2009 school year. Parents would be permitted to opt out of the requirement by signing a form.
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