Virginia HPV bill becomes law after legislature adopts governor's amendment Joe Shaulis at 6:52 AM ET
[JURIST] Virginia [JURIST news archive] became the first US state to require by statute that girls be vaccinated against human papillomavirus [JURIST news archive; US CDC materials] when its General Assembly [official website] voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to accept the governor's proposed amendment to a previously passed bill [legislative materials]. The amendment [text] makes it easier for parents and guardians to opt girls out of the vaccinations by striking a requirement that they use a state-mandated form. The House of Delegates concurred with the governor's recommendation by an 83-17 vote; the Senate, 39-0.
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