Mandating the hpv vaccine
State laws establish vaccination requirements for school children.These laws often apply not only to children attending public schools but also to those attending private schools and day care facilities.HPV also does not lead to earlier initiation of sexual behaviors, she said, which is "one things parents tell me they’re concerned about." Children also are required to be vaccinated against Hepatitis B, which is spread through blood and sexual contact. Morgan, R-Hopkinton, would prevent the health department from requiring immunization for diseases which are not transmittable in a school environment or from mandating HPV vaccination as a precondition for school attendance. "The transmission is very similar," Holland said, "we just don’t see the same push-back as we do with HPV." Bills in the R. General Assembly to remove vaccine mandate: H-5919: introduced by Rep. Price, R-Richmond, would expand the religious exemption to include "personal, philosophical" beliefs. 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. State and local vaccination requirements for daycare and school entry are important tools for maintaining high vaccination coverage rates, and in turn, lower rates of vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs).For more information, please visit the State School and Childcare Vaccination Laws.
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 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. Legislation introduced in the General Assembly would allow parents to opt out of the state Department of Health's requirement that children be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus, or HPV. — Despite mounting evidence about the effectiveness and safety of vaccinating children against a virus that causes cervical cancer, opponents continue to press for repeal of Rhode Island's vaccine mandate.
In a country where as many as 90 million doses of HPV vaccine have been administered to pre-adolescents, he said, some of those people would be expected to develop this rare condition regardless of whether they were vaccinated. Holland, who specializes in pediatric infectious diseases at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, part of the Lifespan network, said that ere is no such correlation. General Assembly — [email protected](401) 277-7335 On Twitter: @Lynn Arditi CORRECTION: The Gaspee Project is a 501-c-4 nonprofit founded by Mike Stenhouse.