Washington House passes bill to notify parents of cervical cancer vaccine Alexis Unkovic at 4:46 PM ET
[JURIST] The Washington State House of Representatives [official website] has passed a bill [summary] by a vote of 73-22 that will require public and private schools to provide information about human papilloma virus (HPV) [CDC fact sheet], a sexually transmitted disease that causes cervical cancer, and its newly-developed vaccine to parents of sixth grade students. The bill stops short of mandating vaccination. The measure will now move to the Washington State Senate [official website] for consideration. AP has more.
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