Controversial UVA-tested vaccine could became law
A Newport News delegate has introduced a bill that would add a cervical cancer vaccine tested at UVA to the battery of immunizations Virginia's schoolgirls receive. According to a story in this morning's Virginian-Pilot, Delegate Phillip Hamilton, R-Newport News, has introduced HB1914, a bill that would add the human papillomavirus vaccine to the array of "required" vaccines but allow dissenting parents to opt out their daughters.
The vaccine is controversial because, administered as a battery of three shots to middle-schoolers, it protects against a sexually transmitted disease.
You can track the bill's status here.
Pictured here: UVA pathologist Mark Stoler, who wants a conversation with every parent in America.
file photo by lauren brooks