Opinions on mandating hpv vaccine
The bills — three introduced by Republicans and one by a Democrat — come as national public health experts cite growing evidence of the vaccine’s effectiveness in cancer prevention. Of those, more than 10,000 are cervical cancers, which result in about 4,000 deaths each year.
The latest research shows that the vaccine already has reduced the virus’s prevalence in teenage girls by almost two-thirds. Only Rhode Island, Virginia and the District of Columbia require the HPV vaccine.
The report, which references six cases of premature ovarian failure, stresses that "this rare condition has not been proven to be caused by the vaccine," Daley said.
However, he said, "there have been over 200 reported cases of premature ovarian failure since the licensing in 2006.
Board member Caroline Mitchell cast the only vote against the education and information campaign.
She could not be reached for comment after the meeting, which was moved from the board's regular meeting place at the Health Department to the county courthouse.
“Parents have the right to make health care choices for their children.
Parents and parents alone,” said Jessica Fitzgerald, who spoke at the meeting. Kotayya Kondaveeti said he supports the vaccine but not mandating it. Donald Burke, dean of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and a vaccine pioneer, said whatever direction the board takes, it must take into account parents who feel their children have been harmed by vaccines.
In Illinois, such a concern simply grants permission for her to get the Gardasil vaccine.The Department of Health, the Rhode Island Medical Society, the American Medical Association and the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics oppose the bills. Bocchini Jr., a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, said "Rhode Island is a leader in doing what’s right for children to improve immunization rates." The latest research, published in 2016 in Pediatrics, found that within six years of the vaccination’s introduction, the prevalence of the four strains of HPV covered decreased 64 percent in girls ages 14 to 19. Her father-in-law, Paul Daley, of South Kingstown, raised concerns in his testimony about an association between the HPV vaccine and sterility in adolescent females known as premature ovarian failure.The Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has not taken a position on two bills (H-5919 and H-5968) heard in a House committee April 5 but has sought to amend the state law to remove HPV vaccination as a requirement for school attendance. In women ages 20 to 24, the rates of HPV declined 34 percent. He cited a 2016 report from the American College of Pediatricians, an advocacy group founded in 2002 in opposition to the larger American Academy of Pediatrics’ support for adoption by gay couples.Sherry Roberts, R- West Greenwich, would amend state law to require that parents be be allowed to opt out of vaccines for any "non-casual contact diseases transmitted by sexual contact." Parents also would have to be notified in writing of the option. SPRINGFIELD - Illinois parents may not be aware, but since 2013, Illinois Department of Public Health rules have allowed school nurses and clinicians to give their 12 year old daughters the HPV vaccine without parental knowledge or consent.